UPDATE: Lee County chase ends in arrest

A Nettleton man is accused of leading law enforcement on a chase throughout Lee County.

Posted: Jul 26, 2018 8:35 AM
Updated: Jul 26, 2018 6:20 PM

Editor's Note: This article has been updated. 

LEE COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) - A Nettleton man is accused of leading law enforcement on a chase throughout Lee County.

Kedric Pittman | Photo: Lee County Jail

Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson confirms one person was arrested Wednesday night after a chase through the county.

According to Johnson, his department assisted Tupelo police with the chase.

Thursday morning, Tupelo police released more information about the case.

Police say they attempted to stop a black Dodge Dart sometime near 8:15 p.m. on Monument Drive for erratic driving.

The driver of the vehicle was identified as Kedric Pittman, 28.

Police say Pittman failed to stop and fled from officers. The pursuit continued south through the Lawndale and Carr Acres areas.

The chase continued south into Verona and stopped on Clark Street in Shannon.

Police say Pittman was taken into custody there after a brief struggle.

Pittman was charged with felony fleeing, DUI, resisting arrest, reckless driving, littering, seatbelt violation and possession of paraphernalia.

"During the pursuit, officers recovered several items thrown from the vehicle that indicated illicit drug use," police stated.

No injuries were reported, and no property damage was reported.

Tupelo police say Verona police also assisted in the case.

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