Man captured after carjacking and hit and run in Harrison County
A man led authorities on a chase this afternoon after stealing a pickup truck in Gulfport and hitting another vehicle on Highway 49 then driving from the scene into Harrison County.
Gulfport police and Harrison County deputies were able to locate the suspect after witnesses followed the man who then stopped on Shaw Road, north of Highway 53, where he fled the scene on foot into the woods.
K-9 units from Harrison County and Gulfport began a search of the area and with the help of citizens reporting the man’s location. He was later caught hiding at a vacant house and was arrested without incident.