Jackson trio arrested after car chases

Jackson trio arrested after car chases


Three Jackson men have been arrested after leading local authorities on two multi-jurisdictional chases this weekend, one of which resulted in a police officer almost being run over by one of the fleeing vehicles, authorities say.

Lt. Micah Taylor with the Madison Police Department said the last suspect, Tyler Devon Myles, was arrested in Jackson, around 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12, at a residence in Jackson.

Myles, 20, of Jackson was arrested and charged with felony fleeing, receiving stolen property, aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer and felony conspiracy for his involvement in the chase.

Myles was taken into custody with help from the Jackson Police Department, Capitol Police Department, and the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics.

Myles is one of three suspects in a multi-jurisdictional chase that occurred Saturday night starting in Madison.

Previously, J.W. Clayton III, 21, of Jackson was arrested on March 9, during the chase and charged with felony fleeing, receiving stolen property, and misdemeanor possession of marijuana. and felony conspiracy for his involvement in the chase.

Taylor said Anthony Demetric Thomas, 20, of Jackson turned himself in on March 12. He was then charged with felony accessory after the fact, felony fleeing and felony conspiracy for his involvement in the chase.

“The Madison Police Department would like to express their gratitude to the Madison County Sheriff’s Office, Rankin County Sheriff’s Department, Gluckstadt Police Department, Capitol Police, Jackson Police Department, and The Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics for their assistance in the investigation and the apprehension of all individuals involved,” Taylor said. “Each individual involved will have their initial appearance in the City of Madison Municipal Court and will be presented to the Madison County Grand Jury before District Attorney John “Bubba” Bramlett.”

On Saturday, March 9, at approximately 6 p.m., an officer with the Madison Police Department attempted to stop a silver 2006 Chevrolet Silverado, Taylor said. 

“Dispatch advised the officers that the vehicle was reported stolen out of Jackson,” Taylor said.

Once the officers attempted to initiate a traffic stop, the vehicle fled northbound at a high rate of speed, according to Taylor. He said it was also noted by officers during the pursuit that the occupants were reaching into the back seat and grabbed what appeared to be two assault-style rifles. 

The suspect vehicle then took the Sowell Road exit where Gluckstadt Police and deputies with the Madison County Sheriff’s Department assisted with the pursuit. After taking Sowell Road, the vehicle then turned north onto Old Jackson Road where it entered the ditch area and made a U-turn, almost striking an officer, who was getting out of his vehicle. The vehicle then got back onto the roadway and made its way north onto Highway 51.  

“The suspect vehicle ultimately wrecked out after losing control of the vehicle on Highway 51 just south of Nissan Parkway,” Taylor said.

Reportedly both occupants of the vehicle then fled on foot, each having a rifle in their possession. After a brief foot chase, Clayton was taken into custody and one of the rifles was also located after the apprehension. 

At approximately 7 p.m., dispatchers advised that they had just received a call from a passerby that they observed a black male get into a silver Honda Accord on Highway 51 just south of the first stop location, Taylor said. 

Officers with the Gluckstadt Police Department then located the Accord and attempted to stop the vehicle which ultimately led to a second pursuit. Taylor said that the pursuit led officers southbound on Interstate 55 and entered the Madison city limits where a Madison PD officer then led the pursuit into the Jackson city limits where he lost sight of the vehicle.  

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