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Tupelo man charged with leading police on short chase

A Tupelo man is accused of leading police on a short chase earlier this week.

Posted: Apr 13, 2018 11:19 AM
Updated: Apr 13, 2018 12:53 PM

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - A Tupelo man is accused of leading police on a short chase earlier this week.

On Wednesday, April 11, Tupelo police arrested 26-year-old Jerome Smith

Jerome Smith | Photo: Tupelo PD

Police say officers were conducting a safety checkpoint at the intersection of Monument Drive and Bryan Drive. Police say Smith refused to pull to the road's shoulder and instead fled in a gray Kia Optima.

A short pursuit followed in the area of Monument Drive.

Smith later ran off Torrey Street and hit a fence. Police say he fled on foot but was quickly captured by officers.

Smith was alone in the car and no injuries were reported.

He faces several traffic violations, as well as possession of a controlled substance and failure to stop for officers.

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