Man arrested after intense situation at Conn’s Southaven

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SOUTHAVEN, Miss. — A Mid-South man is behind bars after an intense situation in Southaven Tuesday night.

According to police, an unhappy customer returned to Conn's on Stateline Road following an alleged incident earlier in the day. A witness said the 66-year-old man had a gun on him while standing at his car in the parking lot.

That's when management ordered all customers and staff to a back room, locked the door and then proceeded to put them on the roof for safety.

Police said the suspect, Rickey Morris, was quickly taken into custody. They said no one was threatened by Morris with the gun and no one was injured. He has been charged with disturbance of a public place. His bond was set at $2,000 and he's due in court next week.

LaTia Mann was shopping at the store today. She's glad she wasn't there last night.

"I'd be thinking that this could possibly be the end of our lives because you don't know what somebody is thinking, what they're going through," Mann says.

A friend tells us Morris gets angry sometimes but would never hurt anyone. Either way, Mann is sickened by what he's accused of doing.

"These are innocent people, you know, that was unnecessary. You didn't have to bring guns. You can just verbally express how you feel about whatever happened. You didn't have to bring any weapons," Mann says, "I'm praying for his mental stability or whatever it was to come back for him. We just pray for him."


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