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Warren County man arrested after attempting to flee and hide under trailer



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Warren County authorities arrested a suspect wanted by several agencies after he attempted to hide under a trailer on Saturday night.

According to Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace, just after 8 p.m., deputy Whitley attempted to initiate a traffic stop of a Honda Accord on Highway 80. Instead of stopping, the vehicle sped up and attempted to flee.

The suspect, identified as Derrick Darden, 22, turned into a subdivision in an attempt to escape. Deputy Whitley terminated the pursuit due to the risks of high speeds in a residential area.

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Derrick Darden (WCSO)

“As they turned off of Highway 80 into the subdivision, for safety reasons – and I commend him for that – he disengaged as they went into the subdivision,” said Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace. “Speeds were just too fast to be going through a residential mobile home park.”

Other deputies arrived around this time, entering from alternate entrances.

Darden fled on foot and attempted to evade authorities by hiding under a trailer in the area. Deputies were able to locate him and take him into custody.

Upon taking Darden into custody, he was found to have several active warrants for his arrest.

“Warren County Sheriff’s Office is holding three capias’s on him,” stated Pace. “These are from residential burglaries back in 2017.”

Pace went on to state that the Vicksburg Police Department also had a warrant out for his arrest for being a felon in possession of a handgun and a warrant out of Jefferson County for a 2021 aggravated assault charge involving a firearm.

Darden is currently being held without bond at the Warren County Jail. After appearing in Justice Court, he will then be brought to face the charges with the other courts.

Darden will also be charged with felony eluding.

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