Suspect in Southaven robbery, police chase identified by police

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Both Memphis and Southaven police respond following a police chase and crash  early Wednesday morning.

According to Southaven police, officers were called to the Marathon gas station at 7660 Airways Boulevard in regards to an armed robbery.

As they were arriving, officers said a  silver Honda Accord was seen heading northbound along Airways. They tried to stop the driver, but he refused and continued into Memphis across the state line.

The suspect bailed out of the vehicle after crashing it at the corner of Holmes Road and Stacey Road. He was somehow able to make his way back into Mississippi where he was taken into custody.

The suspect was identified as 20-year-old Khamron Roberts of Memphis. He was charged with armed robbery, misdemeanor fleeing and false information.

Initial information indicated that there may have been a second suspect involved. The Southaven Police Department said that report was false and Roberts was the only individual involved in this crime.

Authorities said one of the Southaven cruisers was hit during the pursuit. No injuries were reported.

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