Warren County law enforcement in high speed chase – VIDEO

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A man led Warren County deputies on a high-speed chase Wednesday afternoon.

Just after 3 p.m., Vicksburg Warren E911 received several calls about a maroon vehicle driving at a high rate of speed and recklessly on Mississippi Highway 27.

The vehicle was in and out of traffic, driving in the wrong lanes, apparently being intentionally reckless.

From 27, the vehicle turned west on Clay Street, then briefly onto Interstate 20 west before exiting on U.S. Highway 61 North. As it came back south on 61 driving in the northbound lanes, the car was met by several law enforcement officers including County Fire Coordinator Jerry Briggs.

Deputy Patrick Brown attempted to make a stop with lights and sirens on, but the car veered into his lane, forcing Brown off the road to avoid a head-on collision.

After losing the vehicle for a brief time, a Vicksburg police officer spotted it in the bushes in the 3900 block of Wisconsin Avenue. At the time, the officer was responding to a suspicious person apparently knocking on doors in the neighborhood.

“It turned out, it was our driver,” said Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace.

The sheriff’s office has a white male in custody, charged with felony evasion. He is refusing to provide any information, but his fingerprints are being used to identify him.

In addition, dashcam videos are being reviewed. Additional charges may be filed.

The vehicle has Alabama tags and has what seems to be significant and new damage to front end.

“911 has not received any reports of a hit-and-run accident involving this vehicle,” Pace said. “So, we’re not sure what he hit or where prior to engaging with law enforcement.”

If you have any information on this incident, please call the Warren County Sheriff’s Office at 601-636-1761.