Long pursuit lands man behind bars in Yalobusha County

Martavius Davis, 23, was arrested Saturday in Yalobusha County.

Posted: Jan. 10, 2018 3:17 PM
Updated: Jan. 10, 2018 3:17 PM

YALOBUSHA COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) – A man faces multiple forms of aggravated assault after leading law enforcement on a 52-mile pursuit.

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Martavius Davis, 23, was arrested Saturday in Yalobusha County.

He led law enforcement on the pursuit while in a stolen vehicle. The pursuit began in Desoto County when Hernando police tried to stop Davis after being notified of the stolen vehicle.

The pursuit ended in Yalobusha County in a multi-vehicle wreck.

The wreck injured a motorist and almost injured a Yalobusha County deputy. The injured motorist was taken to a Memphis hospital.

As a result, Davis was charged with six counts of aggravated assault, one count of aggravated assault on a police officer and one count of possession of a stolen vehicle.

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