Homicide-Related Vehicle Found
The vehicle linked with the early morning Jackson County homicide crashed into a Biloxi home and caught fire. News 25’s Kendra Turley has the details.
Earlier today, the Biloxi Police Department received word from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office about a vehicle connected to the homicide in Jackson County.
Officers with Biloxi Police Department spotted the vehicle on Highway 90 and attempted to initiate a traffic stop but the vehicle refused to stop which initiated a high speed chase through West Biloxi. The vehicle eventually crashed into a house on Lackland Drive in the Sunkist subdivision. The car caught fire shortly after and the officers were able to put it out until firefighters arrived to the scene.
Two people were in the car at the time of the incident. The passenger complained about injuries and was transported to a local hospital.
The driver fled on foot throughout the neighborhood and was later arrested by Biloxi PD. Captain Steve Patterson with Biloxi PD said, “Officers set up a perimeter. We brought some K-9 units in. D’Iberville Police Department came to assist. After a check of the perimeter, one of the K-9s apprehended the subject and the subject did not comply with the officers orders. The K-9 actually had to bite the offender to take him into custody.”
No one was home at the time the car crashed into the house. The house suffered significant damages. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Department has now taken over the investigation.