Ambulance stolen outside Memphis mental health facility, suspect in custody

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SOUTHAVEN, Miss. — An ambulance stolen from a Memphis hospital was stopped in Southaven.

The ambulance, belonging to EMHC, was taken outside Memphis Mental Health Institute at 2:40 a.m. Friday.

The ambulance crew said they left it for about six minutes, and when they returned, it was gone.

As the ambulance crossed into Mississippi, Olive Branch police spotted the vehicle, which then drove west toward Southaven.

Southaven officers put down stop sticks and the two left side tires went flat.

The ambulance was stopped on Goodman Road near Snowden Lane, and Robert L. Young, 43, of Memphis, was taken into custody.

Prosecutors charged Young with fleeing and eluding a law enforcement officer, reckless driving, possession of narcotics paraphernalia and driving on a suspended license. Charges related to the stolen ambulance are pending.

He is being held in the Desoto County Jail. His bond is set at $3,000.

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