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Moss Point man accused of attempting to run over officer

Reginald Antoine Duckworth. Image source: Jackson County Sheriff's Department. Reginald Antoine Duckworth. Image source: Jackson County Sheriff's Department.
MOSS POINT, MS (WLOX) -

A Moss Point man was arrested after a he allegedly attempted to run over an officer Monday afternoon, according to the Jackson County Sheriff's Department.

Agents with the Narcotics Task Force of Jackson County attempted to stop Reginald Antoine Duckworth, 23, of Moss Point at the intersection of Hilma Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Moss Point.

However, Duckworth reportedly ran a stop sign and continued to drive away.

Officials said Duckworth later tried to hide himself and his vehicle by backing into the garage of a vacant house. Agents found him at the house. An officer started to walk towards the driver's side of Duckworth's vehicle and told him to turn off the car's engine. Another officer stood in the driveway right in front of the car.

That's when Duckworth allegedly started driving the car towards one of the officers. The other officer shot at his tire.

The suspect drove passed the officers and later stopped and fled the area on foot.

After a brief foot chase, Duckworth reportedly got back in his car and began driving again. The car chase finally ended at the intersection of Richard and Frederick Streets after a third officer positioned his car in front of Duckworth's path.

The suspect's car rolled into that officer's vehicle and caused minimal damage to the headlight.

Duckworth was charged with felony attempted assault on a police officer. He was also on probation at the time of the incident.

If convicted, Duckworth faces up to 30 years in prison and up to a $5,000 fine.

Duckworth remains at the Jackson County Adult Detention Center pending a bail hearing. 

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