STONE COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - After five months on the run, a man Stone County sheriff's deputies called armed and dangerous is now behind bars under a $400,000 bond. Makram Bush, 36, of Lumberton, is charged with aggravated assault, kidnapping and armed robbery.
Deputies allege that back in May, Bush and three other suspects lured a man on the pretense of wanting to buy car parts, then robbed, beat, and left him for dead on the side of the road.
"Basically, pistol whipped with the pistol," said Lt. Ray Boggs. "He was hog tied. He was driven to his own vehicle to Lamar County and left out in the industrial park area, left for dead. After he was found, he was able to identify some of the suspects in his beating and robbery."
The other three suspects were quickly arrested and officials say have since bonded out of jail. But Bush remained at large until Wednesday.
Officials said Bush was arrested in Lamar County after deputies there pulled him over in a traffic stop. While running a warrant check, the deputies discovered Bush was a wanted man.
"For the police, we've been following every lead," Lt. Ray Boggs. "Every lead we took very seriously, along with the U.S. Marshals and all of the agencies that helped us attempt to locate this subject. We thank them for their efforts. We also thank Lamar County for stopping that car and doing the proper procedure in identifying him, which caused it to take a hit on the NCIC."
Stone County sheriff's deputies said they hope the capture will bring peace of mind to the victim and his family.
"It's an ease of mind for the victim, as well as the community," Lt. Boggs said. "Not knowing where a dangerous suspect is, not knowing if he's capable of doing this again somewhat puts the victim at ease by him being captured."