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Special response team dispatched; two arrested without incident
by Jebb Johnston
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CPD's Special Response Team was among the numerous officers responding to the scene. / Staff photo by Mark Boehler
CPD's Special Response Team was among the numerous officers responding to the scene. / Staff photo by Mark Boehler
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The Corinth Police Department’s Special Response Team extracted a burglary suspect from a home early Wednesday after he refused to come out of the residence.

Benjamin Kane Hicks, 30, faces a residential burglary charge. Also arrested was the woman who lives at the 2902 Pinecrest Circle home — Brenda Burks, 44. Capt. Dell Green said she is to be charged with two felonies — assault on a police officer and rendering criminal assistance for harboring Hicks.

The police department is also seeking a co-defendant in the residential burglary, which occurred Jan. 26 at a home on Minor Road, where several firearms were taken. Green identified the wanted subject as Jonathan Hicks, 42.

The situation Wednesday began around 7 a.m. as the police department developed information that Benjamin Kane Hicks was at the Pinecrest Circle residence. Burks came to the door but refused to come outside, according to Green. She then opened the door, allowing two pit bull dogs to go out.

“They approached the officers in an aggressive manner,” he said. “Officers had to put one of the dogs down by shooting it. The other dog ran off. Brenda finally came outside, and she was taken into custody.”

The release of the dogs led to the assault charge.

Hicks refused to exit the house, and the department dispatched the Special Response Team. Officers entered the home and took Hicks into custody without incident.

Bond for Hicks was set at $50,000 on the city charges. The county had additional warrants for his arrest on lesser charges.

At least eight law enforcement units and more than a dozen officers could be seen in the area of the small brick house near Corinth High School, along with first responders from the Corinth Fire Department and an ambulance from Magnolia EMS.

Benjamin Kane Hicks and Jonathan Hicks are related, according to the police department.
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