Pursuit of stolen vehicle ends in crash

A man in George County is facing multiple charges after reportedly stealing a vehicle and leading deputies on a high-speed chase.

Deputies responded to reports of a stolen vehicle spotted exiting a Dollar General located on Highway 98 in the Bushy Creek community. The vehicle led deputies on a high-speed pursuit into Wilmer, Alabama.

Joseph Lee Mills is being charged with felony fleeing and receiving stolen property. At one point, the vehicle left the roadway and collided with multiple trees. The driver and passenger fled on foot, but were identified and taken into custody shortly after.

Mills is being held in the Harrison County jail facing other charges including motor vehicle theft and is awaiting extradition to face charges in both Jackson and George counties.

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