Teen arrested on burglary charge after attempting to flee from LaGrange officers

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Published: Dec. 6, 2022 at 11:46 AM EST
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LAGRANGE, Ga. (WTVM) - An 18-year-old was arrested after fleeing from officers during a burglary in LaGrange.

On December 5, at approximately 9:32 a.m., officers responded to the SOS Mini Mart on Vernon Street in reference to a burglar alarm at the location.

Upon arrival, officers observed the glass in the front door had been shattered - and they saw the suspect, Jaterrius Russell, running from the parking lot of the store - carrying a bookbag with stolen vaping devices and accessories.

The stolen merchandise was valued at $850.

Russell was ordered to stop but continued to run and was engaged with a restraint device, which did not stop Russell from fleeing, according to authorities. Officers engaged Russell with a stun gun that ended the foot chase.

Russell was taken into custody without further incident.