Jackson teens lead police on high-speed chase
RIDGELAND — A juvenile and two teenagers were arrested here Tuesday after they evaded police for two days in a stolen vehicle.
The driver was a juvenile who had been detained in a Juvenile Detention Facility.
Ridgeland Police Chief Brian Myers said the juvenile has been charged with receiving stolen property, fleeing-manifest extreme indifference, and disorderly conduct.
The two teens who were passengers when the car was stopped have been identified as Kajuan Beverly Joice Peters and Daniel Pheon Mason, both of Jackson.
Peters, 19, 3514 Rainey Road, was arrested and charted with receiving stolen property, disorderly conduct, false ID information, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Mason, 18, 457 Trent Drive, was arrested and charged with receiving stolen property, disorderly conduct, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Myers said RPD’s encounter with the trio began on Monday evening, Sept. 11. Ridgeland officers located a stolen Honda Accord near Old Canton Road and attempted to stop the driver, Myers said.
“The vehicle fled and the pursuit was terminated due to the danger to our motorists,” Myers said.
Myers said Madison County Sheriff’s Deputies later located the stolen Accord on the Natchez Trace where it fled from them back into the jurisdiction of Ridgeland.
“Efforts to disable the vehicle were made and the vehicle continued into Jackson and the pursuit was again terminated to protect the public,’ Myers said.
Officers again located the stolen Honda Accord on Tuesday, Sept. 12, at 3:12 p.m., near south Wheatley Street. Myers said the suspect, when officers attempted to stop the stolen Accord, fled once again.
“His erratic driving placed the public in danger and the pursuit was once again terminated to protect other motorists,” Myers said.
The vehicle was again spotted on Lenard Avenue by a Department of Public Safety helicopter which alerted RPD units to the area.
“Ultimately, our K9 and K9 handler apprehended all three suspects after the driver attempted to flee in the stolen vehicle by driving on the railroad tracks that run parallel to Highway 51 in Ridgeland,” Myers said.
“Special thanks to the MS Department of Public Safety and to the Madison County Sheriff’s Department. Without the teamwork of multiple agencies these dangerous criminals would still be at large,” Myers added.