Suspected shoplifter leads police on a chase through Gulfport

By WLOX Staff

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - A high speed police chase in Gulfport landed 35-year-old Katrina McMillian Jones of Mobile in the hospital Wednesday.

Gulfport Police told WLOX News that the chase began when Jones, who they believe shoplifted at the Crossroads Shopping Center, fled the parking lot. The chase ended at the corner of West Pine and Cowan Road.

According to investigators, Jones tried avoiding deploy sticks, almost hit an officer, then rammed the Jeep she was driving into a tree, causing the air bags to deploy. Jones received  minor injuries and was taken by ambulance to Memorial Hospital.

Gulfport Police said charges are pending.

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