Columbus man captured following multi-state pursuit

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A Columbus man was captured following a vehicle pursuit Thursday in Lowndes County.

Posted: Sep. 27, 2018 4:58 PM

LOWNDES COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) - A Columbus man was captured following a vehicle pursuit Thursday in Lowndes County.

Lowndes County Sheriff Mike Arledge says his department was notified by Alabama Law Enforcement authorities out of Millport that a pursuit was heading toward Lowndes County.

Once in Lowndes County, the driver did not stop, and patrol units used spike strips in an attempt to stop the vehicle, Arledge confirmed.

The sheriff says the spike strips punctured the front and rear tires, but the driver continued to drive.

The pursuit ended in the area of Harrison Road when the driver was unable to complete a turn and spun out.

Arledge says the driver, Brian Peeks, 38, jumped out of the vehicle and ran. After a short chase, he was apprehended and taken to the Lowndes County jail

Peeks is charged with felony fleeing and eluding.

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