Police arrest armed man alone in North Mississippi store after others flee to roof

Published 2:50 pm Thursday, July 5, 2018

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — A man is charged with threatening a north Mississippi appliance store after police say he arrived with a gun and managers herded employees and customers to store’s rear and then onto the roof.

Local news outlets report that 66-year-old Rickey Morris is accused of returning to a Conn’s store in Southaven Tuesday with a gun after an earlier argument with an employee.

Southaven police say a witness saw Morris with a handgun in the parking lot and told store managers.

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When police arrived, Morris was arrested alone in the store.

No shots were fired and no one was injured.

Morris is charged with two counts of disturbance of a public place. He’s due in court next week.

It’s unclear if Morris has a lawyer to speak for him.