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Two men accused of leading New Albany police on chases

Two men are accused of leading New Albany police on pursuits during the night.

Posted: Dec 12, 2017 4:56 PM
Updated: Dec 12, 2017 5:07 PM

NEW ALBANY, Miss. (WTVA) – Two men are accused of leading New Albany police on pursuits during the night.

According to the New Albany Police Department, the first call came in around 8:30 p.m. on Monday, December 11 about someone being in the press box at New Albany High School.

A police officer eventually got behind the suspected vehicle. However, the driver attempted to lose the officer.

New Albany Police Chief Chris Robertson says the pursuit was along Highway 15, before Benny Cook crashed into a bean field.

The next pursuit started as officers responded to another incident at the C-Spire store around 4 a.m. Tuesday, December 12.

Police say the responding officer noticed a vehicle trying to leave the scene very quickly. After a short pursuit, John Grooms was arrested.

Police say he tossed out drugs and a stolen gun out of the vehicle’s window before stopping. Police say he later admitted to stealing the vehicle from the Hometown Pizza restaurant in Baldwyn about a week ago.

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