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| April 26, 2018

From Perry County, Tennessee;

A good Samaritan with a gun is credited with helping to capture two fugitives at the center of a massive manhunt.

According to the Perry County Sheriff’s Office, the two men were involved in a car chase that started Monday evening in Decatur County, then went into Wayne County.

When the chase entered Perry County, investigators said the suspects ditched the car at the end of a dirt road in the White Oak community.

Scotty Landers was in the area when he spotted one of the wanted men.

“The first one came out of the woods and came across and I was on the forklift,” Landers described to WOPC. “My son got my attention and I motioned for the truck. He got me my shotgun and I rode down on the lift and got him stopped.”

Landers grabbed lunch and returned to find the second suspect.

“(He) comes through the mill yard running and I hollered at him and he wouldnt stop,” Landers said. “He just kept running and I grabbed my shotgun. I told him I was going to shoot and he said, ‘you ain’t got nothing in this’. He kept running. I shot up in the air. He took off running harder. I ran after him and hit him and knocked him down. He jumped up and took off running again, and I pushed him and caught and held him.”

From Brazil, Indiana;

The homeowner told police he was awakened to the sound of someone beating on his front door. The homeowner said he told the man, later identified by police as [Raymond Markley] Morris, to leave his property, but the man kicked down the door and entered the home.

The homeowner said he told Morris to leave or he would shoot him. When Morris came toward him, the homeowner fired a single shot, striking Morris in the leg.

From Memphis, Tennessee;

One of the victims, who asked not to be identified, told WHBQ that his niece, who was visiting from Florida, took his gun and scared off the bold criminal after she saw that her husband was in trouble.

“She’s bold,” he said. “She ain’t scared of nothing.”

In the video, the suspect has his right hand in his waist band as he stands behind the woman’s husband. The victims said the man’s hand was on a gun.

Memphis police said Sunday afternoon the man in the blue jacket came to the Whitehaven home and asked to use one of the victims’ phones and then asked for a ride.

While the incident was unfolding outside the house, the woman and her uncle reportedly were inside the house.

Police said that after the woman saw her husband in trouble, she came out the front door with a gun and fired a warning shot.

The uncle told WHBQ: “She said she didn’t want to kill him, but when he fired back at us after she fired the warning shot, she said she was trying to hit him then but didn’t.”

Memphis police told WHBQ that the suspect ran toward the back of the house before getting away.

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  1. 11B-Mailclerk says:

    Note that the gentleman in the video calmly removed his glasses and set them safely aside, preparing for battle. He was in fight mode from the start.

    I laugh out loud every time I see that “stow the glasses” moment, as the punk is oblivious to the meaning.

    • Roh-Dog says:

      I was thinking the same thing!
      Let’s see here; old guy, cowboy hat, kickass mustache, chatting up the clerk like a boss. When the punk puts a gun in his face the gentleman’s spine goes straight and squares off, the gunman should have realized at that moment he done f’ed up.
      The glasses off was the icing though!
      Hey crims, keep up the great target selection! We’ll get you ‘home’…

    • AW1Ed says:

      And the worker who clotheslined him at the door- classic! Hoody-boy needs to find a new line of work, ’cause he sucks at robbery.

  2. David says:

    Let us all hope that whoever wrote that Memphis article learns to write some day. Still not sure what happened.

  3. Ex-PH2 says:

    Some of these members of the criminal population aren’t the brightest bulbs in the bin, are they?