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Canton Police Arrest Break-In Suspect After Foot Chase

CANTON (CBS/AP) — Police arrested a Brockton man who tried to run away after trying to break into a Canton home.

Deronde Bethea, 26, was one of several men trying to flee a house around 11:30 p.m. Friday night on Rockland Road in Canton.

When officers arrived, they saw three people scramble from the house and jump into a waiting pickup truck.

Canton Deronde Bethea break-in suspect
Deronde Bethea. (Photo: Canton Police Department)

During the chase that followed, two men bailed from the pickup and tried to run. But an officer was able to tackle one of them, Bethea, who had allegedly tried to discard a gun, and cuff him after a struggle.

Canton police say Bethea led them on a brief foot chase before arrest.

"After a short chase, I was able to catch up to him, taze him, tackle him to the ground and eventually subdue and handcuff him," said Officer Michael Chin.

About $2,000 cash and a small safe were reported stolen during the home theft. The discarded gun was also recovered.

Bethea faces weapons charges and is being held for $500,000 bail. His attorney could not be immediately identified.

The Ford F-150 pickup truck was found crashed and abandoned later. Police expect to arrest the other suspects. Police say the home invasion was "definitely not random."

(© Copyright 2018 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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