Man arrested after chase, shooting at deputy | Crime
HINDS COUNTY (WLBT) - A man is in custody after authorities say he led a Hinds County Sheriff’s Department deputy on a lengthy chase and then fired at him.
Shortly after 1 a.m. Monday, a deputy attempted to stop a vehicle at an administrative checkpoint in Jackson, according to Capt. Joseph Daughtry.
After a slow-speed pursuit, the driver abandoned the vehicle and ran behind a house on Parker Drive. The suspect then fired three to four shots while running from the deputy.
A check of the suspect’s vehicle revealed it had been reported stolen to the Clinton Police Department.
The suspect’s cell phone and information revealing he lived one block from the location where he ran were found in the vehicle, according to the sheriff’s department.
At approximately 2:20 a.m., deputies apprehended 23-year-old Johnny Lee Jones.
Jones was charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, assault on a police officer, felony eluding and driving while license suspended.
According to the sheriff’s department, Jones has a previous record of disobeying police, domestic violence and resisting arrest as well as threats to a police officer.
He is being held at the Raymond Detention Center on no bond.
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