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Two suspects arrested in armed robbery at Pickens Dollar General

According to Pickens police, two men are in custody for allegedly robbing a Dollar General on Highway 51. Police Chief Joe Davis said the armed robbery occurred at about 8:20 a.m. Monday. Davis said two men dressed all in black and armed with AR-style weapons robbed the store at gunpoint and then ran into a wooded area behind the store. Davis said his police department called in several agencies for help and was able to locate two suspects: Marshall Howard and Ivyon Anderson. Davis said Howard and Anderson were found by Yazoo County dog ​​handler Drago a few hours after the armed robbery. Authorities said Drago alerted police to the men’s location in a wooded area near Gas Plant Road. Authorities said both suspects were still armed and also had a large amount of cash on them. One of the confiscated weapons was rigged and contained a switch that made it fully automatic, according to Davis. Davis said the men were arrested with the help of the Holmes County, Madison County and Attala County sheriff’s offices and the Yazoo City Police Department.

Pickens police said two men are in custody for allegedly robbing a Dollar General on Highway 51.

Police Chief Joe Davis said the armed robbery occurred around 8:20 a.m. Monday.

Davis said two men dressed all in black and armed with AR-style weapons robbed the store at gunpoint and then ran into a wooded area behind the store.

Davis said his department requested assistance from multiple agencies and was able to locate two suspects: Marshall Howard and Ivyon Anderson.

Davis said Howard and Anderson were found by Yazoo County’s bloodhound Drago a few hours after the armed robbery.

Authorities said Drago informed police of the men’s whereabouts in a wooded area near Gas Plant Road.

Authorities said both suspects were armed and carrying a large amount of cash.

AR-style weapon modified, contains

Pickens Police Department

Modified AR weapon with “switch” confiscated

According to Davis, one of the confiscated weapons was tampered with and had a switch that made it fully automatic.

Davis said the men were arrested with the help of the Holmes County, Madison County and Attala County sheriff’s offices and the Yazoo City Police Department.