Sheriff: Motorcyclist dies after crash, pursuit

Law enforcement on Bigbee Road in Monroe County with a black motorcycle in the woods (Craig Ford)

A 29-year-old motorcyclist died after he crashed during a law enforcement pursuit that started in Itawamba County and ended in Monroe County.

Posted: Aug 22, 2019 11:00 AM

FULTON, Miss. (WTVA) - The motorcyclist who crashed during a law enforcement pursuit on Wednesday has died.

Itawamba County Sheriff Chris Dickinson said Joel Davis Jr., 29, died Wednesday night.

The sheriff said Davis was speeding on Culver Road and an Itawamba County sheriff’s deputy tried to stop him.

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The ensuing pursuit entered Monroe County.

Dickinson said the motorcyclist performed wheelies at times during the pursuit and would intentionally slow down and speed away on a gravel road.

Davis crashed when his motorcycle hit a loose patch of gravel, the sheriff said.

Dickinson also said the 29-year-old was wanted on a felony warrant in Lee County for felony fleeing.

The motorcycle's tag had also been switched, the sheriff added.

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