MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Two men are behind bars after leading Southaven police on a chase into Memphis.
Southaven Police say it all happened around 1 a.m. Wednesday morning as officers chased several suspects believed to have broken into cars.
The suspects were later captured.
The chase began at the Stateline Business Park in the 8800 block of Commerce, when police said they were attempting to pull over the suspects’ car. Investigators said they believe the suspects had broken into about 21 cars at the business park.
Abner Jones, who lives nearby, said this isn’t the first time this has happened.
“That’s just something they want to do,” Jones said. “That’s something. They need a job. They want to break into cars and take from people who work hard for it.”
According to Southaven Police, as the suspect’s car was approaching Tchulahoma and Stateline Road it swerved at an officer’s car causing it to crash into a guardrail.
Police say the officer was not hurt but the crash disabled the cruiser. They say the suspects continued about fifteen minutes up the road pursued by Southaven and Memphis police to the Fairly Park area.
Police say the suspects ran off the road and bailed from their car only to be captured by MPD officers.
Police told FOX13 they found multiple stolen firearms in the car and say that the car was stolen as well.
Jones says the suspects learned a hard lesson.
“Well, if they come down here to do things they’re automatically going to get stopped,: said Jones. “You’re disrespecting the police officers if you come down here. You’re just going to have to get with the program.”
Police say three people were taken into custody. One of them was a juvenile.
Devante Abston, 22, of Memphis, is charged with Auto Burglary, Felony Fleeing, Aggravated Assault, Conspiracy to Commit a Crime-Felony, Receiving Stolen Property- Felony, and Possession of a Stolen Firearm.
Police said Abston has an outstanding warrant in Southaven for auto burglaries that happened around a month ago.
Jamal Moore, 18, of Memphis, is charged with Auto Burglary and Conspiracy to Commit a Crime-Felony.