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Deputies chase down man attempting to rob McComb Dollar General

Michael W. Young.....Source: Pike County Sheriff's Dept. Michael W. Young.....Source: Pike County Sheriff's Dept.
MCCOMB, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Pike County authorities are investigating the attempted robbery of a Dollar General in McComb.

Deputies responded to an alarm activation just after 2 a.m. at a Dollar General in McComb on Highway 98. When they got to the scene, they found that a door was ajar and heard sounds coming from an area outside.

Police say when they went to investigate the sounds, they discovered a man laying on the ground. He ran off and police had to chase him 50 yards before he was apprehended. 

The suspect was identified as Michael W. Young, who was wanted by the Amite County Sheriff's Office. Young, 42, escaped from the  Amite County Jail October 15. Young was sentenced September 19 to two five-year sentences to run concurrently. He was sentenced for possession of a weapon by a felon and escape in Franklin County.

Police say they recovered an assortment of tools, a face mask, a backpack and a stolen loud speaker from him. They say he also caused property damage to the Dollar General.

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