High Speed Chase Moves Through Two Counties

By: Staff Reports
By: Staff Reports

Residents of Lauderdale and Kemper Counties may have been witness to a high speed chase Tuesday afternoon. Around 5:30 p.m. an ongoing drug investigation led to the chase that started around Windsor and King Roads.

It eventually ran north on Highway 493 about ten miles into Kemper County. The chase got up to 96 miles per hour before the suspect fled the vehicle and surrendered to authorities in a church parking lot in Kemper County.

Officials with the East Mississippi Drug Task Force say charges against the suspect are pending. Several local agencies assisted the task force.


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  • by Anonymous on Apr 2, 2010 at 11:16 AM
    What should they do people? Oh he just sold some crack and wont stop for the police...Ok yall lets just let him go. We'll get him next time. If it were that easy all you have to do is rob a bank, make it to your car.. and home free. Perhaps the Police should not drive cars at all..thats dangerous to the public... or carry guns..those are dangerous. I think from now on they should walk. Walk with no guns and pursue no one for any crime if they resist in any way. Give me a break.
  • by Captain Gannon on Apr 1, 2010 at 06:51 PM
    96 miles per hour is 140 feet per second. Give an average perception/reaction time of 1.2 to 1.5 seconds and that is almost 200 feet before the foot hits the brake pedal. These types of pursuits are very dangerous. Is a small-time drug deal worth your loved-one being killed in a cop chase? Trust me, these guys love the action and will ignore public safety to get the bad guy. No, quotas are not set. But numbers of citations and arrests are used to get more federal money, which is just as bad.
  • by Laura Location: Meridian on Apr 1, 2010 at 03:54 PM
    Real intelligent, LCSO and Marion PD; how many lives did you endanger by this "high speed chase"? This person would have eventually stopped and would have been arrested. Sure am glad I don't live on King Road and 493---which are sizeably populated.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 1, 2010 at 05:07 AM
    one thing i have learned since here.. every time someone can they will pull the race card.. say stupid things ..and when proved wrong they just do Pres. B.O.'s side step.. but need entertainment when they do run it shows what they are who leads them what is greater the fool that is the leader or the fools that follow
  • by family affected on Apr 1, 2010 at 04:52 AM
    For those concerned about the" high speed chase", what about the promblems the drugs caused that he sold ?, and he was the one that ran .Do you want your family member to die from the use of drugs that ran throudh his hands.You see ,use of drugs does'nt just harm the user ,it affects several family/love ones .
  • by Leigh Location: Meridian on Mar 31, 2010 at 07:41 PM
    MS BAILEY- Why don't you ask the drug dealer that ran from the police if endangering innocent people was worth it? ANONYMOUS-You need to get your facts straight. It is against the law for law enforcement to set a quota. What you said is absolutely ridiculous. To the people who want to bash the police: Don't call them when you are in trouble. Why would you want some racist bigot who has no regard for other's safety to come save you??? Think about that! OH...and these horrible people that call themselves law enforcement have families that sacrifice a great deal. A police officer doesn't just work a 12 hour shift and then he's done. It encompasses his whole life and his families' lives. Just had to vent a little bit!
  • by MS BAILEY Location: BAILEY on Mar 31, 2010 at 03:44 PM
    OMG!!! I WENT TO HIGH SCHOOL WITH THIS GUY.WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT!!!!I STAY ON KING ROAD. MY FAMILY MEMBER WAS PUT IN DANGER BY THIS CHASE. I AM GLAD HE WAS CAUGHT AND NO ONE WAS INJURED. BUT I HAVE TO WONDER WAS ENDANGERING INNOCENT PEOPLE WORTH IT?
  • by John Location: Bailey on Mar 31, 2010 at 02:26 PM
    Anonymous..it is always easy to put the police down. I bet your the same type person who will complain no matter what they do. What does a quota have to do with a drug dealer being caught?? I bet you get in a real bind and call 911 you will wish someone would come at 90 mph. GOOD JOB LCSO AND MARION. THANK YOU FOR PROTECTING AND SERVING THE CITIZENS OF LAUDERDALE COUNTY. PAY NO ATTENTION TO THE IGNORANCE OF THE 'ANANYMOUS' POSTER.
  • by kiss his _____ Location: meridian on Mar 31, 2010 at 12:32 PM
    if you dont know about this shut up i wish this was your family its easy pointing fingers when its not in your family and you don't have to put your name behind your comments
  • by LOCAL Location: BAILEY on Mar 31, 2010 at 09:50 AM
    I watched this guy and all the law enforcement following behind from my driveway yesterday right after I got home. They were flying down 493. Glad no one was hurt and glad they caught him!
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