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Suspected bank robber led deputies on a high-speed chase

David Paul Beaudoin (Photo source: Jackson Co. Sheriff's Dept.) David Paul Beaudoin (Photo source: Jackson Co. Sheriff's Dept.)
JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -

David Paul Beaudoin is now behind bars in Jackson County, but that's not before leading deputies on a high-speed chase to catch him. Sheriff Mike Byrd said it all began on the interstate.  

"The driver, as he went by, turned his face away from the officer as to hide his identity," Byrd said. "The officer became suspicious, pulled out onto the interstate to check the vehicle, and that is when the vehicle started to drive very erratic." 

The officer checked the man's car tag, and Byrd said the car came back as stolen out of Detroit, Michigan.

"The officer then turned on his blue lights, tried to stop him, and that is when the pursuit started." 

The vehicle then exited off the interstate onto Highway 90, and officers then began chasing the man through Pascagoula. 

"He crashed his vehicle close to the shipyard, jumped out of the car, and ran into a wooded area. 

Deputies sent their K-9 after the man, who didn't get very far. The sheriff said David Paul Beaudoin had more than $4,000 on him.  

"He was brought to the sheriff's office where it was learned that he was involved in a bank robbery in Daphne, Alabama earlier that morning. Further investigation revealed that he was also involved in a bank robbery in Pensacola," Byrd said about the suspect.   

Investigators said Beaudoin could be linked to even more crimes.    

"We also learned that he was involved in possibly five bank robberies and a couple of robberies at hotels in Missouri."  

It's still unknown where this suspected bank robber was headed, but the sheriff's department is pleased he was caught.

Investigators said they found a BB gun and knife in the stolen car. Byrd said Beaudoin will be extradited to Alabama and Florida to face armed robbery charges. He also faces several charges in Jackson County, including resisting arrest.  

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