Waveland bank robbery suspect runs high-speed chase through Harrison County

A suspect wanted in connection with a bank robbery in Waveland, led multiple law enforcement agencies on a high-speed chase through Hancock and Harrison counties before being stopped and arrested.

Harrison County Sheriff Troy Peterson said David Rester Jr., 51, of Vidalia, Louisiana, was charged with felony evasion as a result of the pursuit.

Rester is being held in lieu of a $150,000 bond set by Justice Court Judge Melvin Ray. More charges are pending with other agencies, Peterson said.

Waveland Police Lt. Chad Dorn confirmed that Waveland Police started the chase Friday morning about 11 a.m. after a bank was robbed in that city.

Harrison County joined the chase when the white Honda Accord, driven by a white male wearing a ballcap, sped through the streets of Harrison County north of Long Beach before heading up to the interstate in Gulfport.

Dorn confirmed that the chase reached speeds of more than 120 mph before ending on Highway 15 at Lamey Bridge Road in D’Iberville.

Officers found a bag with money in it in the vehicle after the suspect was taken into custody.

The suspect’s name has not been released. The investigation is ongoing.

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