TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) – Tupelo police have charged a 32-year-old Tupelo man following a pursuit.
According to the Tupelo Police Department, officers were called to the area of Lumpkin Avenue and Kincannon Street for a vehicle collision.
When officers arrived, a damaged 2002 Dodge Dakota pick-up truck fled the scene, police report.
Officers pursued the truck as it fled from Lumpkin Avenue to Main Street, then onto South Highland Drive.
The driver was later identified as William Trimble. Police say he leaped from the vehicle on South Highland Drive and fled on foot.
Officers were able to quickly apprehend him. Police say he was resistive with both officers and emergency medical personnel.
It was later determined that Trimble had struck four parked vehicles at the original vehicle collision location.
The preliminary investigation revealed Trimble was a convicted felon and was in possession of a firearm.
As a result, he was charged with the possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, as well as the misdemeanor charges of failure to yield to blue lights, leaving the scene of a collision, DUI and resisting arrest.
His bond was later set at $7,500 on the felony charge.