UPDATE: South Carolina man charged after Golden Triangle chase

Gary Gilstrap | Photo: Lowndes County Jail

Gary Gilstrap is accused of leading law enforcement officers on a chase.

Posted: Jan 25, 2019 1:20 PM

WEST POINT, Miss. (WTVA) - A South Carolina man was arrested after leading law enforcement officers on a chase throughout the Golden Triangle.

Gary Gilstrap, 36, faces the following charges:


This was the scene in West Point near the Love's truck stop.

- Felony fleeing and eluding

- Possession of a stolen vehicle

- Several traffic violations

The chase started Thursday afternoon on Highway 82 when a Lowndes County deputy tried to stop Gilstrap for a violation.

The chase went west into Oktibbeha County, then turned north to Clay County. Officers stopped Gilstrap’s vehicle in West Point where he was taken into custody.

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Three people were inside the vehicle: Gilstrap, a woman, and an 11-year-old child.

The investigation revealed the car was stolen out of South Carolina.

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