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High-speed chase ends in arrest of auto theft suspect




Monday evening, a stolen 2003 Chevy pickup truck led law enforcement on a high-speed chase across multiple jurisdictions before culminating in the arrest of the suspect, identified as 31-year-old Orlando Antonio Ciero of Jackson. The incident unfolded near a medical center on Highway 61, just north of Vicksburg. Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace provided details of the pursuit, highlighting the involvement of Deputy Sheriff Thomas McBride and the collaborative efforts of multiple law enforcement agencies in apprehending the suspect.

Orlando Antonio Ciero

Orlando Antonio Ciero (WCSO)

At approximately 7:30 p.m. on Monday, an individual reported the theft of their 2003 Chevy pickup truck from a parking lot. Deputy Sheriff McBride spotted the stolen vehicle about 15 minutes later while patrolling the Flowers area. McBride attempted to initiate a traffic stop, but the driver refused to yield and instead accelerated eastward on Interstate 20, reaching speeds in excess of 100 mph.

McBride continued to follow Ciero, with Clinton authorities taking over the lead at the city limits of Clinton. The chase continued until the driver took the Highway 18 exit and crashed at the intersection of Highway 18 and Greenway Drive, within the Jackson city limits. The suspect t hen fled on foot, prompting a coordinated effort to capture him.

A Clinton police officer managed to apprehend Ciero near a Walmart, bringing the high-speed chase to an end. He was checked on scene by paramedics from AMR and transported to Warren County where he is currently being held without bond.

Ciero is scheduled to have his initial appearance in court on Wednesday. He is charged with auto theft and felony eluding.

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