Big Spring Couple Arrested After Manhunt

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

BIG SPRING - Two people are behind bars after a botched burglary in Big Spring.

It all began around six on Thursday night, at a home on the 2000 block of Johnson.

Police caught the pair breaking into that home.

When officers arrived, the suspects fled down Highway 87.

At FM 700, the suspects hit another vehicle, but kept driving.

They turned onto Ranch Road 33, where they stopped and tried to flee into the brush.

The woman, 29-year-old Heather Atkinson, was caught immediately.

But the man, 41-year-old Ricky Hair, took off on foot.

DPS, deputies, and police searched for him for nearly 3 and half hours.

We're told a friend picked up Hair and took him to a home on 9000 block of Longshore, where he was arrested.

No word on how many charges the couple faces yet, or whether the person who picked up Hair will face charges.

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