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Suspect in custody after Tishomingo County chase

Curtis Collins | Photo: Tishomingo County Sheriff's Department

A man was arrested after leading Tishomingo County sheriff's deputies on a chase early Wednesday morning.

Posted: Mar 6, 2019 9:34 AM
Updated: Mar 6, 2019 3:22 PM

Editor's Note: This article has been modified to include more information and the suspect's name.

IUKA, Miss. (WTVA) - A man was arrested after leading Tishomingo County sheriff's deputies on a chase early Wednesday morning.

It started at approximately 1 a.m. when deputies tried to pull the suspect over for a traffic violation on Highway 72.

Sheriff's deputies reported the driver of the vehicle threw items from the vehicle during the chase. Sheriff John Daugherty said the driver also tried to ram into deputies.

The chase went into Colbert County, Alabama, where the suspect was arrested after he bailed from the vehicle and fled into a wooded area.

The suspect was identified as Curtis Collins, 28, of Cherokee, Alabama. He was detained by Colbert County sheriff's deputies and taken to the county jail.

Other occupants were in the vehicle as well, and the sheriff said a gun was found where Collins exited the vehicle.

Daugherty said Collins is a convicted felon and is currently out on a felony bond for recent felony charges in Tishomingo County.

Collins will be extradited to Tishomingo where he will face multiple felony charges.

The other occupants of the vehicle were released. 

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