5 arrested after Madison chase

5 arrested after Madison chase


MADISON — Four men and a juvenile have been arrested and charged in connection with a high-speed pursuit on I-55 that ran from here to the Nissan plant and ended in Jackson early Saturday evening, the authorities said.

An additional suspect is being sought, Madison Police Capt. Kevin Newman said.

“There were no injuries or other property damage during the vehicle pursuits and apprehensions,” Newman said. “This is an on-going investigation and more charges are possible.”

Arrested were:

• Santiago Marquail Brown, 20, of Clinton, was charged with receiving stolen property, possession of a stolen firearm, possession of a marijuana, felony fleeing and resisting arrest. 

Newman said Brown was also wanted by the Clinton Police Department for aggravated assault.

• Xavier Williams, 18, of Byram, for receiving stolen property and felony fleeing.

• Demarcus Devontay Jones, 18, and 22-year-old Cornelius Keyshawn Scott, both of Jackson, and a male juvenile were all three charged with receiving stolen property.

The four adult males who were arrested are being housed at the Madison County Detention Center and are awaiting their initial appearance in Madison Municipal Court.  

“All of the subjects will be in Madison Municipal Court Thursday for a court appearance,” Newman said.

The juvenile male is being housed at a regional Juvenile Detention Facility.

Newman said suspects were arrested in connection with an incident reported on Saturday, June 4, at approximately 5:40 p.m., when MPD received information regarding two vehicles whose occupants had been acting suspiciously in the parking lot of a metro area business. 

“Information was also received that the vehicles were at that time proceeding northbound on Interstate 55 into the city of Madison,” Newman said.

Officers of the Madison Police Department spotted the vehicles northbound on I-55 and attempted to make traffic stops on the two vehicles that were described as a black Dodge Charger and a black Mercedes SUV.  

The vehicles sped away from the officers and a high-speed pursuit ensued northbound on Interstate 55, Newman said.  

Officers then lost sight of the Mercedes SUV but were able to continue to pursue the Dodge Charger as it exited the Interstate northbound onto the Nissan Parkway in Canton. The vehicle crashed into a curb as he attempted to negotiate a turn near Ragsdale Road.  

Three male subjects then fled on foot from the wrecked vehicle. Officers were able to apprehend a male juvenile who had been in the vehicle. Officers also determined that the Dodge Charger was reported stolen.  

Two of the subjects who fled the Dodge Charger on foot were picked up by the driver of the Mercedes SUV in that immediate crash area.  

Newman said officers also discovered a firearm in the vicinity apparently discarded by one of the subjects.

Shortly afterward, other officers observed the black Mercedes SUV now proceeding southbound on Interstate 55 at a high rate of speed entering Madison again.  

Officers and Sheriff’s deputies began pursuing the vehicle southbound. As the vehicle entered Ridgeland southbound, Ridgeland Police joined the pursuit.  

The suspect vehicle exited I-55 at County Line Road, proceeded west and then south on State Street into Jackson. The vehicle abruptly stopped at State Street and White Oak Court at which time the occupants fled on foot into the surrounding area.  

Officers of the Madison Police Department, the Ridgeland Police Department, deputies with the Madison County Sheriff’s Office, as well as troopers from the Mississippi Highway Patrol canvassed the area for the subjects.  

Three male subjects that had been in the vehicle were located and arrested. It was also determined that the vehicle was stolen. Several firearms were also confiscated from the vehicle with one being reported stolen.

Investigators obtained an arrest warrant for Williams. Newman said Williams made arrangements to turn himself in and was brought into custody on Monday, June 6.

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