One suspect who robbed 53-year-old disabled man at gunpoint in his Canton home arrested

Police are still searching for the second suspect.
Published: Sep. 24, 2019 at 7:58 PM EDT
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CANTON, Miss. (WLBT) - Two suspects robbed a 53-year-old disabled man at gunpoint in his Canton home Monday night.

Canton officials are still on the hunt for one of the suspects after the pair stole hundreds of dollars in cash, as well as credit cards.

According to Lieutenant Terrance Ware, Jamaquiz Cortez Tillis was arrested Tuesday morning and charged with armed robbery and being a convicted felon in possession of a handgun.

JAMARQUIZ CORTEZ TILLIS.(Madison Co. Detention Center)

“I said to them, ‘You are about to send yourself to jail for stealing a little bit of money! Why don’t you just work for it?’” said Milton Williams, reliving the moment he was robbed.

Williams says he is paralyzed from the waist down and is confined to a wheelchair, but that didn’t stop him from fighting back.

In the video, you see the two suspects take a bag full of money and then quickly flee from the scene.

“I saw someone come through the door and once I looked over I saw a gun pointing at me and I thought it was a joke!” Williams admitted.

In a state of shock, Williams says he recognized a familiar face behind the gun.

“I remembered these young guys," he said. "They used to help clean my yard. When they worked for me I thought they were good guys and seemed like they had a good head on their shoulders.”

Williams says this is not the first time he has fallen victim to home invasions and so he installed multiple cameras for extra security.

“My dad was right here held at gunpoint and could have lost his life over a little dollar,” said Michelle Louis.

Louis is Williams’ daughter. Emotional, she says it breaks her heart to see people take advantage of her father.

“My dad is my heart and I care so much about him. I would never want anything to happen to him. It’s just wrong to do him like that, he doesn’t deserve this.”

Lieutenant Ware says the Canton Police Department is actively searching for the second suspect.

“The victim couldn’t defend himself," Lieutenant Ware said. "He can’t walk or chase after him. They saw him as an easy target. Once they are brought to justice, their crime will be enhanced because he is disabled.”

If you recognize the individuals, reach out to the Canton Police Department at 601-859-2121.

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