Two teens were arrested early Thursday morning after breaking into a Guyton business.
Shortly before 2 a.m., Effingham County Sheriff’s deputies were conducting business checks in the area, Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie said, when they heard an alarm coming from Thompson’s IGA in Guyton.
As deputies approached the business to investigate, two suspects, who were breaking into the store, fled the area on foot.
After a foot chase, Effingham County Sheriff’s deputies apprehended both teens. Terrell Kennedy, 17, of Guyton, was arrested and charged with burglary, obstruction of a law enforcement officer, loitering and prowling, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Deputies subdued Kennedy, who resisted arrest, with a taser.
A 16-year-old male was also charged with burglary, obstruction of a law enforcement officer, loitering and prowling, and violation of the city curfew ordinance.
During the incident, two deputies received minor injuries and were taken to a local hospital for treatment. The investigation was turned over to the Guyton Police Department, who responded to the scene.