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Burglary suspect in 4 counties arrested

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Graves County sheriff's deputies arrested a burglary suspect following a traffic stop and foot pursuit on Ky. 129 near Dukedom Monday.

Deputies were trying to locate Robert K. Trent Jr., 21, of Pilot Oak, a suspect in several burglaries in Graves and Hickman counties, and Weakley County, Tennessee. Trent was also wanted on a warrant in Marshall County for second-degree burglary.

At 3:15 p.m., deputies stopped a 1999 Chevrolet Camaro 1 mile north of Dukedom. Trent, a passenger, ran, jumped a fence and headed into the woods. Trent's mother, Peggy McManus, 41, of Pilot Oak was driving.

Deputies encircles the area and around 5 p.m. saw a white vehicle pull onto Finley Road toward a house where relatives of Trent live.

Approximately 5:15 p.m. deputies observed McManus' vehicle and the white vehicle pull out Finley at the same time. Deputies stopped both. During questioning of the drivers and search of the vehicles, Trent was found in the trunk of his mother's car and arrested without incident. 

McManus was arrested on charges of having improper equipment and no license in possession, police said.

Trent's sister, Tiffany Trent, 22, of Pilot Oak was driving the other vehicle. She was arrested after becoming disorderly, police said. A juvenile in her vehicle was cited for disorderly conduct and released to a family member.

Weakley County deputies assisted in the search for Robert Trent.

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