One arrested after high speed chase through two South Mississippi counties
The George County Sheriff’s Office has arrested Justin Lee Miller (31) of Lucedale, MS, after a high-speed chase through two counties that involved multiple jurisdictions.
At approximately 9:15 a.m. on Thursday, September 23rd, 2021, GCSO Deputies attempted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of IPC Rd in the Basin Community of George County, MS, for a minor traffic violation.
The vehicle, an older-model Nissan Altima, failed to yield, and the driver, later determined to be Miller, then led Deputies on a pursuit that encompassed multiple roads in both George and Jackson Counties, lasted over 30 minutes, and reached speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour.
When the pursuit crossed over into Jackson County, JCSO Deputies were able to deploy spike strips in an attempt to end the pursuit; however, the driver failed to stop and continued to flee on damaged tires.
GCSO Deputies were eventually able to end the pursuit on Highway 63 South in the Barton area, after the driver led officers back into George County. Miller was treated and released at a local hospital, and then taken into custody.
He is currently at the George County Regional Correctional Facility on charges of Fleeing Law Enforcement – Reckless or Willful Disregard for Safety, and Possession of a Firearm by a Felon. Miller awaits an initial appearance before a George County Justice Court Judge.
This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information concerning this or any other crime is encouraged to contact the George County Sheriff’s Office at 601.947.4811.