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Updated: 8/30 6:39 pm
PRENTISS COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) -- The Prentiss County Sheriff's Office and the Mississippi Highway Patrol are searching for a man they say stole a vehicle from Alcorn County.

Prentiss County Sheriff Randy Tolar said it all started Friday night.
 
A highway patrolman spotted the suspect driving the vehicle and started chasing him.

The suspect got away, but that car chase started back up Saturday afternoon.

The highway patrolman started chasing the suspect north west of Marietta.
 
Sheriff Tolar said the man then abandoned the stolen vehicle and escaped on foot.

The highway patrol is still searching for this suspect.

They are not yet releasing his name.
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