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Investigators: Search for suspect no longer active

The suspect driving a 1987 maroon Toyota was stopped around 9:33 a.m. on Landon Lake Blvd. off of Canal Road in Gulfport. The suspect driving a 1987 maroon Toyota was stopped around 9:33 a.m. on Landon Lake Blvd. off of Canal Road in Gulfport.
HARRISON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -

There's still no sign of the suspect who ran away during a traffic stop on Canal Road Wednesday. Investigators with the Harrison County Sheriff's Department told WLOX News they are no longer actively searching for the suspect and they haven't received any tips of his whereabouts.

The suspect took off Wednesday morning after a deputy found evidence in the car that the person may be involved in identity fraud crimes. We're told the man had several IDs on him from different states with a man's name. One of those IDs is for a man wanted in Florida.

The suspect is described as a white man in his early to mid 60s with white hair and a long beard. One witness told WLOX News, the man looked like a "skinny Santa Claus." He was last seen wearing blue jean overalls and an orange shirt.

If you spot the suspect, call the sheriff's department at (228) 865-7060.

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