Update on weekend car chase, foot pursuit in Meridian
MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - The Meridian Police Department said Monday it no longer has a suspect in custody in connection with a weekend car chase and foot pursuit.
Detective Chanetta Stevens said one person was detained Saturday but later released because he could not be identified as the driver of the car.
The Nissan Altima was reported stolen from Newton County.
MPD had attempted to make a traffic stop but the driver kept going and eventually abandoned the car on a dead-end street and ran away.
If you have information about this case, call Crime Stoppers at 855-485-8477.
A car chase through a residential part of Meridian ended in a foot pursuit on a dead-end street.
MPD Detective Chanetta Stevens told News 11 that an officer with the Meridian Police Department attempted to make a traffic stop. The vehicle refused to stop, leading to a vehicle pursuit.
According to an eye witness, a vehicle turned on a dead-end portion of 28th Street, followed by several police cars.
The vehicle then wrecked, and two individuals fled from the vehicle on foot. One was taken into custody and transported to the Meridian Police Department.
The vehicle was reported stolen from another county.
We will keep you updated as more information comes in.
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