PONTOTOC, Miss. (WTVA) - State troopers and other law enforcement agencies made an arrest following a high-speed chase Thursday morning at approximately 8:00.
Trooper Sgt. Gary Stanton said the incident initially stemmed from a moving violation and evolved into a chase.
Source: Teresa Moore
The chase ended on Highway 15 just south of Pontotoc in a ditch.
The driver of the pursued vehicle tried to run over a trooper, and the trooper returned fire in defense, Stanton said.
The driver collided with a police cruiser, and officers then made the arrest.
Stanton later identified the suspect as Jonathan Bolton, 29, of Pontotoc.
He faces several charges, including DUI child endangerment, felony fleeing and resisting arrest.
The trooper who returned fire did sustain minor injuries, Stanton said.
No other injuries were reported.