Ocean Springs murder suspect arrested

Around 1503 (3:03pm), a representative form the U.S. Marshall task force contacted the Ocean Springs Police Department to advise the Criminal Investigation Division that they have apprehended the wanted fugitive (Nicky J. Johns) for Murder after a vehicle pursuit that lead to a foot pursuit. The pursuit started on Interstate 10 westbound and turned off into Lafayette Louisiana, once off the interstate Nicky J. Johns bailed out of the vehicle leading the U.S. Marshalls and local authorities in a foot pursuit. There was a female passenger in the vehicle and she was arrested at the vehicle. Nicky Johns was taken into custody after he was found hiding in a garbage can. He is currently at a local hospital being treated for injuries to his foot. It is unknown the identity of the female passenger at this time, she was taken into custody also. The Ocean Springs Police Department would like to thank the U.S. Marshall Task Force, FBI Safe Street Task Force, George County Sheriff Department, Mississippi Highway Patrol and all witness’s that came forward, for their assistance in capturing this suspect. We are currently speaking with authorities in Lafayette, LA in coordinating in getting Nicky J. Johns back to Ocean Springs.

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