Alabama man arrested after allegedly burglarizing business, threatening to burn it down

Published 5:32 pm Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Police arrested an Alabama man Wednesday morning after he allegedly refused to leave a Brandon, Mississippi, business and threatened to burn the building down.

Brandon police responded at approximately 9:43 a.m. to a burglary in call progress at 2619 U.S. Highway 80. The caller told police a strange man had entered the building and refused to leave. The caller said the man was armed with a knife and threatened to burn the building down.

The caller also said that the man had threatened to harm any police officers who approached.

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Police arrived and tried to convince the man to leave the building. Instead, he barricaded himself inside.

A tactical police unit eventually entered the building and took Elton Giozos Clark, 47, of Mobile, Alabama, into custody using non-lethal means to subdue him.

Clark was charged with commercial burglary and resisting arrest. He was being held at the Rankin County Jail on a $50,000 bond.