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ABERDEEN, Miss. (WTVA) - Two people are under arrest in Monroe County in connection with multiple thefts and a chase.
The two are identified as Jaquis Brandon, 31, and Tony Baughn, 32.
Monroe County Sheriff Cecil Cantrell says a deputy approached Brandon at Baughn's house on Highway 145 Thursday afternoon.
Brandon was known to law enforcement as a suspect in several theft cases, including a work truck stolen from P&R Recycling in Lowndes County Wednesday night.
Brandon and Baughn are accused of running away from the deputy into the house.
According to the sheriff, Baughn picked up his 5-year-old child while inside and used the child as a shield hoping that would prevent the deputy from Tasing him.
Baughn ran across the street where he was arrested at the Burger Shack restaurant.
Workers inside the restaurant say they were in complete shock.
“When he first came in we couldn’t understand what he was saying he was just kind of crazy and then when he started calming down he said they were saying he had did something that he didn’t do" said Trina Holcomb.
Baughn has a bond set at $3500.
As for Brandon, he is accused of leaving, returning 10 minutes later and taking off in the stolen work truck.
Deputies say they chased him for one mile on Highway 8 before he was boxed in and arrested.
Baughn is charged in Monroe County with possession of stolen property. Brandon faces two counts of the same charge and has a bond set at $5000.