Chase through Tupelo ends in arrest

A vehicle led law enforcement on a chase through Tupelo Tuesday, according to Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson.

Posted: Aug 15, 2018 8:46 AM
Updated: Aug 15, 2018 6:35 PM

LEE COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) - Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson confirms a chase through Tupelo Tuesday afternoon led to the arrest of the driver. 

A narcotics officer attempted to pull over a vehicle Tuesday after it left an area the sheriff's department was monitoring for potential drug activity, says Johnson. The vehicle fled, starting a chase. The chase was called off about 5 minutes later, but Johnson says a Mississippi Highway Patrol trooper spotted the vehicle a little later while it was stopped by a train.

Marshall Owens | Photo: Lee County Jail

Tupelo police say they assisted in the chase. For our original article about the incident, click here

The driver was eventually arrested, according to Sheriff Johnson. That person faces multiple charges, including felony fleeing and attempting to destroy evidence. 

On Wednesday, Johnson identified the suspect as Marshall Owens, 39. He's charged with possession of a controlled substance and felony fleeing.

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