Auto Burglary suspect is in custody

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WEST POINT, Miss. (WCBI)- A man wanted for auto burglary in West Point is in police custody Saturday night.

Police Chief Avery Cook says 22-year-old Demarcus White Turned himself in this afternoon.

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Police have been looking for him since Thursday when he was reportedly spotted trying to break into a car at South Side Elementary. The school’s resource officer chased him and suffered a broken arm.

The incident prompted school officials to place the school under a lockout for several hours.

White is charged with four counts of auto burglary and simple assault on a police officer. He’s being held in the Clay County Jail. Bond has not been set.

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