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Laurel Recycling Employee Holds Robber at Gun Point

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Michael Hicks, Photo Courtesy of the Jones Co. Sheriff's Dept. Michael Hicks, Photo Courtesy of the Jones Co. Sheriff's Dept.

JONES COUNTY, Miss. -  A Laurel recycling employee held a robber at gun point until police arrived on the scene. 

Jones County authorities say Michael Nelson Hicks is charged with commercial burglary.

Investigators say on Sunday, they were dispatched to a burglary that was in progress on Ross Johnson Road.

They say a Laurel recycling employee, who lives on the property, heard the alarm go off and went with a pistol to check on the building. Upon doing so, they found Hicks inside.

The employee held Hicks at gun point until the police arrived. Hicks bond is set at $10,000.

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