Police chase of robbery suspect ends in utility pole crash

Authorities say a police chase culminated in a crash that caused a power outage in Mississippi.

Posted: Nov 14, 2017 12:36 PM

PEARL, Miss. (AP) - Authorities say a police chase culminated in a crash that caused a power outage in Mississippi.

Raymond Duke with the Rankin County Sheriff's Department told news outlets that officials pursued a suspect in an armed robbery at a service station in Richland into Pearl.

Duke says the chase ended when the suspect hit a utility pole, nearly cutting it in half. The impact caused a power outage, but the extent of the outage is currently unknown.

The name of the suspect taken into custody hasn't been released. The Richland Police Department said in a Facebook post that officers recovered the weapon used in the robbery.

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