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Two women charged, arrested after chase through Lee Co. campground

A Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks conservation officer performing routine patrols was led on a chase through Elvis Presley State Lake on Wednesday.

Posted: Aug. 15, 2018 6:18 PM
Updated: Aug. 16, 2018 9:17 AM

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - A Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks conservation officer performing routine patrols was led on a chase through Elvis Presley State Lake on Wednesday.

The officer noticed suspicious activity near a bathhouse according to Major Chris Reed with the MDWFP. 

Reed says the officer approached Tabitha Cantrell, 43, of Tupelo, and another female and asked for their identification. He says the two gave the officer false identification and drove away. 

After a short chase, officers were able to safely get the vehicle to stop and the two women were arrested according to Reed. 

He says multiple charges were issued for both women including producing false information to a law enforcement officer, failure to yield to blue lights and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

The two women sit at the Lee County jail. 

This is an ongoing investigation. 

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