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Multi-county high-speed chase ends with arrest

Christopher Allen Burns | Photo: Lowndes County Sheriff's Department

A Lowndes County sheriff's deputy attempted a traffic stop that led to a high-speed chase on Saturday night.

Posted: Jun 23, 2019 6:31 PM
Updated: Jul 8, 2019 3:02 PM

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) - A Lowndes County sheriff's deputy attempted a traffic stop at Lagrone Road on Highway 12 East on Saturday night around 11:00 that led to a high-speed chase.

The driver refused to stop traveling speeds more than 100 mph.

When the chase crossed the Alabama state line, the Lamar County Sheriff's Department and the Vernon Police Department got involved.

At one point the driver almost hit a Lamar County sheriff's deputy.

The chase went through Vernon towards Fayette County; that is when they were able to get spikes out to flatten all four of the vehicle's tires.

The driver crashed in a wooded area on Highway 18 and County Road 21, where they were arrested and could face charges in all four counties.

Christopher Burns, 29, of Columbus, has been identified as the driver.

He is charged with felony fleeing and eluding in Lowndes County.

Editor's Note: This article was updated on July 8 to include the Lowndes County charges and a mugshot.

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