Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Hot Pursuit Update

Pearl Police were involved in a high speed chase Sunday afternoon that took them through 3 counties. A Pearl PD spokesperson provided TRN with the following details. 

A tag check by a Pearl police officer returned a hit on NCIC indicating the car was stolen in a Jackson carjacking.  When the officer attempted to stop the car the driver fled heading east on I-20.

Pearl officers were joined by members of the Brandon PD, Pelahatchie PD, Rankin County Sheriff deputies and the Mississippi Highway Patrol.  After 70 miles of high speed driving, over 100 mph at times, the stolen 20 year old Buick LeSabre started smoking and died at mile marker 116  in Newton County.

The driver pulled the car to a stop in the median and began running on foot.  Officers gave pursuit and caught him as he attempted to climb a fence - a Highway Patrol officer subdued the suspect with a Taser and the chase was over.

The suspect was charged with possession of stolen property, felony fleeing, no drivers license, no proof of insurance and possession of paraphernalia.

The driver was taken to the hospital where he is being treated for a pre-existing condition.  

Other charges are pending in Jackson.

An audio recording of the chase is available  here.

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Anonymous said...

When somebody runs like that, the police should be able to beat the crap out of the driver. I mean take sticks and break bones, kick the crap out of them, and bust their heads open. THAT would put a stop to the running. BUT NNOOOOOO....too much "peoples gots rights". There was a time when the criminal feared the police, not anymore. That's why people get killed in the run-away chases. And the police get the blame.

Anonymous said...

70 miles and no stops sticks? I guess you can out run the radio. What was the pre-existing medical condition? Acute stupidity