Two people are in custody after allegedly attempting to rob Ellis Pottery at gunpoint Sunday evening.
According to police, a little after 8:00 tonight, Brandon Staggs, 25, of Texarkana TX, entered Ellis Pottery through an unsecured back door after they had closed for the evening. He was armed with a shotgun and attempted to rob the two employees inside.
At some point, there was a struggle with Staggs over the weapon. One of the employees, who has a concealed handgun license, produced a handgun and fired two shots. No was hit by the bullets.
The two employees were then able to restrain Staggs and called 9-1-1. Officers arrived shortly afterwards and took him into custody.
The officers also located Toni Works, 34, of Maud TX, waiting for Staggs in a vehicle in the parking lot. She was also arrested. Both were charged with Aggravated Robbery and transported to the Bi-State Jail.