Pascagoula Home Invasion

On Sunday night, at about 9:45pm, Officers were called to an address on Navaho Street in Pascagoula regarding a home invasion. The suspect, later identified as Brian McLeod, 42, of Pascagoula, was alleged to have forced his way into the home and was armed with a handgun. The occupants were able to escape the home without injury and call the police. As officers arrived, the suspect fled in his pickup truck. Patrol officers attempted to pull him over, McLeod refused to stop, and a pursuit ensued. The pursuit travelled south on Cherokee Street and west on Washington Avenue. When McLeod reached the extreme west end of Washington Avenue he had nowhere to go and turned around, heading directly toward the pursuing officer. The officer stopped in the roadway and McLeod drove directly at him at a high rate of speed. As McLeod approached the patrol car the officer fired three rounds at the suspect, striking the vehicle once. As a second patrol car closed in McLeod stopped his vehicle and surrendered. He was taken into custody without further incident. No one was injured. McLeod has been charged with Burglary-Home Invasion, Fleeing/Eluding Law Enforcement – Felony, and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. He faces 10-25 years on the burglary charge, 1-10 years on possessing the firearm, and an additional 5 years for Fleeing Law Enforcement. McLeod will have his preliminary hearing today in front of Judge Michael Fondren. The officer has been placed on administrative leave, with pay, pending a review of the incident.
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