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Police: Good Samaritan stabbed trying to foil robbery at Dollar General

Dollar General is a popular discount store on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
Dollar General is a popular discount store on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Sun Herald File

Two men are in custody after an armed robbery of the Dollar General on Canal Road on Thursday morning.

Demarcus Leshore, 25, was arrested on charges of armed robbery, robbery and accessory after the fact. He is in Harrison County jail on bonds totaling $375,000.

Marces Rush, 22, was arrested on charges of armed robbery, robbery and aggravated assault. He is in Harrison County jail on bonds totaling $500,000. Justice Court Judge Melvin Ray set both bonds.

Harrison County sheriff’s Lt. Coley Judy said Rush entered the store just south of Robinson Road with a knife, threatened the cashier and took an undisclosed amount of money. He stabbed a man who tried to stop him several times, then got into a car driven by Leshore, officials said.

The two men drove away but were followed by other shoppers. Gulfport police and Harrison County deputies joined the pursuit. The two were caught on Williams Street off O’Neal Road in Orange Grove a short time later.

The good Samaritan was taken to a hospital.

Kate Magandy: 228-896-2344, @kmagandy

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