Driver sought after chase involving law enforcement in Golden Triangle

Local law enforcement is trying to find a man accused of leading a deputy on a chase in two counties.

Posted: Jun 7, 2019 6:54 PM
Updated: Jun 7, 2019 11:57 PM

LOWNDES COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) - Local law enforcement is trying to find a man accused of leading a deputy on a chase in two counties.

The driver, whose name has not been released, was seen by a Lowndes County sheriff's deputy speeding past on Highway 82 Friday afternoon.

Car involved with law enforcement chase in the Golden Triangle

Chief Deputy Greg Wright said the deputy tried to get the driver to pull over his Ford Mustang.

Instead, he led the deputy on a chase through Artesia and Crawford.

The chase ended on Robinson Road in Oktibbeha County near Oktoc.  That's when the driver ran from his car into the woods.

Wright added that a person riding in the car was originally arrested but was eventually released.

As for the driver, he faces a felony fleeing charge, according to Wright.

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