Two claim wrongful arrest during police search for armed robbery - - Jackson, MS

Two claim wrongful arrests during police search for armed robbery suspect

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - While Ridgeland police were in hot pursuit of the armed robbery suspect, two by-standers say they were wrongfully arrested.

Marcus Chambers and Michael Wright were near Wright's home on Kings Road Avenue late Thursday night. They noticed the police cars driving around and walked out to check what was going on. The men claim that is when an officer drove up and arrested them.

"They was telling us to get on the ground and I was handcuffed and put on the ground. My friend which is my neighbor also was put on the ground, they started kicking and beating up on him," said Chambers.

"He just said freeze and grabbed the things and said I got him, I got him and I put my hands up, my girlfriend put her hands up. He just hauled off, kicked me in the stomach, put the handcuffs on me and got to beat me up and I said one thing, you got the wrong man," added Wright.

Wright says he was injured and went to Baptist Hospital. Ridgeland Police say their officers were not involved in those arrests. Calls to Jackson Police were not returned.

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