Manhunt ends after suspects arrested in Union County

The search for two burglary suspects prompted a lockdown at a local elementary school Friday.

UNION COUNTY, N.C. -- Deputies in Union County have arrested two suspects they say broke into the chief deputy's home Friday. 

The incident prompted a lockdown at New Town Elementary School in Waxhaw that was lifted at around 4:30 Friday afternoon. 

Anthony Fisher is currently in custody of the Union County Sheriff's Office. Deputies confirmed they had arrested Quadarius Mickerson Saturday evening, ending their search. 

"We're getting some calls about nervousness so we're out here searching,” Sheriff Eddie Cathey said Saturday before apprehending Mickerson. “The main objective is to keep this community safe."

Union County Sheriff's Office says two male suspects broke into Chief Deputy Todd Elmore's house Friday afternoon near the elementary school. Tony Underwood, spokesman for the Sheriff's Office, says the men fled in a car after being confronted by the homeowner who was inside at the time of the break-in. 

Deputies believe the suspects may have gotten away with a gun. They say shortly after taking off, the suspects crashed their car and then fled on food near the intersection of Billy Howie and Wesley Chapel Roads. 

As a precaution, New Town Elementary was placed on lockdown; the students were released from the lockdown two-and-a-half hours after they were supposed to be out of school.

Just before 5, the school began a controlled release, allowing the students to go home. 

All students and staff are safe, according to school officials. 

The Union County Sheriff's Office advises residents in the area to lock their doors and to call 911 to report any suspicious activity.

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