Ridgeland Police have arrested three individuals who led officers on a chase in a stolen vehicle, WLBT reports.
On Monday evening, officers identified the stolen Honda Accord on Old Canton Road and made an attempt to halt the driver. The suspect, however, chose to flee, leading the pursuit to be terminated due to safety concerns for other motorists.
The vehicle was later found by Madison County Sheriff’s Deputies on the Natchez Trace. Yet again, the driver evaded them and re-entered Ridgeland’s jurisdiction.
By 3:12 p.m. on Tuesday, officers re-located the vehicle near South Wheatley Street in Ridgeland. Another attempt to stop the vehicle ensued, but the suspect fled once more.
The official press release highlighted that due to the driver’s erratic behavior, officers discontinued the chase. A Department of Public Safety helicopter managed to locate the vehicle on Lenard Avenue, subsequently alerting the Ridgeland Police Department.
Ridgeland Police Chief Brian Myers stated in a press release, “Ultimately, our K9 and K9 Handler apprehended all three suspects after the driver attempted to flee in the stolen vehicle by driving on the railroad tracks that run parallel to Highway 51 in Ridgeland.”
The stolen vehicle’s driver, a minor, has since been held at a juvenile detention center. Kajuan Beverly Joice Peters, 19, and Daniel Pheon Mason, 18, were taken into custody. They face charges of receiving stolen property over $1,000, disorderly conduct, and failure to comply. Additionally, Mason has been charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor, while Peters faces charges for providing false I.D. information.See a typo? Report it here.