Ellis Pottery Employees Restrain Armed Robbery Suspect

Police take Brandon Staggs, 25, of Texarkana into custody (photo by Field Walsh | TXK Today)

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.

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