After an attempted armed robbery over the weekend at the Arlington Dollar General, a citizen was offering to watch out for the employees at closing time Tuesday night when another customer saw a man with a weapon and contacted the authorities.

“False alarm at the Arlington Dollar General,” Neshoba County Sheriff Eric Clark posted on his Facebook page at about 9 p.m. Tuesday. “There’s been no robbery or threat to anyone. Tensions are high and there was a misunderstanding.”




An unidentified suspect remains at large after exchanging gunfire with a concealed-carry permit holder at the Arlington Dollar General Sunday evening.

The Neshoba County Sheriff’s Department is seeking information in the attempted armed robbery. Sheriff Eric Clark reported that his office received a call on Jan. 12 around 10 p.m. of shots fired at the Dollar General off of Highway 19 North.

Sheriff Eric Clark said two individuals had exchanged gunfire outside of the store.

“A suspicious person was lurking outside the store,” Clark told radio station Kicks96. “An individual, who is a concealed-carry permit holder, approached the suspect, who attempted to rob that individual when shots were exchanged,” he said.

Neither person was hit and the suspect ran behind the building.”

Clark described the suspect as a male, around 5’8″ tall, wearing a bandanna mask, a black hoodie and black sweat pants.

Authorities say they have recovered a bandana down the road from where the incident happened.

The suspect is believed to be in a black Toyota Camry or a black Nissan Maxima.