Man charged after fleeing from law enforcement

Authorities say they attempted to make a stop for a minor traffic offense when the man sped away from the officer.

Posted: Mar 9, 2018 1:04 PM

BOONEVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) -- A Booneville man faces charges after he ran from a police officer attempting to make a traffic stop.

Police Chief Michael Ramey says the officer attempted to stop a car shortly after midnight Thursday morning on Adams Street for a misdemeanor traffic offense.

He says when the officer activated his lights, William Michael Stacey, 24, took off at a high rate of speed.

The officer followed Stacey west of town into the Blackland community.

Ramey says Stacey lost control of the vehicle and wrecked.

He was taken into custody and transported to the Prentiss County jail for felony fleeing and several misdemeanor charges.

Bond was set at $5,000.

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