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Middleton on lockdown as officials search for fugitive

UPDATE - According to law enforcement, Shawn Coggins has been apprehended in Ripley, MS. The manhunt for Coggins earlier this afternoon led to Middleton schools being placed on lockdown and business owners being put on guard.

Law enforcement put businesses and schools on notice in Middleton this afternoon as they continue to search for a fugitive out of Mississippi.

Middleton High School and Middleton Elementary Schools were placed on lockdown as a result of school officials making the decision after law enforcement notified them of the fugitive.

Shawn Coggins, out of Baldwin, Mississippi, is suspected of hiding out in Middleton. Coggins is wanted by law enforcement for ramming a police car last night with his vehicle after law enforcement pulled him over during a traffic stop and discovered a large amount of meth in the vehicle.

Coggins is a white male, 5'8'' tall and weighs approximately 160 pounds. He has long brown hair and a tattoo on his right arm that goes all the way to his shoulder. He was last seen wearing a blue t-shirt and bluish/gray blue jeans.