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Mississippi man arrested by WPSO

by Minden Press-Herald

A Mississippi man is currently sitting in the Webster Parish jail after deputies managed to put an end to his miles-long attempt to avoid arrest, leading officers on a twisting chase along rural highways at speeds often surpassing 100 miles per hour.

Sheriff Jason Parker said 35-year-old Brandon Everett Martin, 35, a resident of the 100 block Kathryn Dr., Branddon, Miss., is being held on a variety of traffic-related charges including aggravated flight from officers.

Parker said the incident began around 5:30 p.m. Thursday when a motorist informed Deputy Derrick Phelps that his vehicle had been side-swiped on Goodwill Rd. by a black pickup that had continued driving without stopping. 

Deputy Phelps, joined by Lt. Coby Barton and Deputy Lance Chanler, reportedly pursued the suspect’s vehicle along Goodwill Rd. north to Fuller Rd. before turning south on U.S. Hwy. 371. 

After turning onto LA Hwy. 528 and then Newt Brown Rd., the suspect returned to Hwy. 371 where Lt. Barton reportedly maneuvered his vehicle into position to force the suspect to come to a halt on the shoulder of the road.

Martin reportedly was taken to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center where his additional charges include hit and run, DWI first offense, reckless operation, open container, no insurance, no vehicle registration and possession of CDS Sch. III.

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