Woman who allegedly fled authorities booked on 10 charges

Tameka Thomas. Image source: Harrison County Adult Detention Center.
Tameka Thomas. Image source: Harrison County Adult Detention Center.

D'IBERVILLE, MS (WLOX) - A woman is under arrest after allegedly leading multiple law enforcement agencies on a chase that ended with her vehicle crashing into a D'Iberville house Saturday afternoon. Mississippi Highway Patrol spokesperson Jason Gazzo said the suspect is Tameka Thomas, 54, of Biloxi.

Authorities said it all started in Gulfport when police tried to pull her over for traffic violations. Officers said Thomas fled and Gulfport officers decided to stop the pursuit because the rain was making it too dangerous.

Later an off-duty officer spotted Thomas and called it in. The Mississippi Highway Patrol then resumed the pursuit. According to the Highway Patrol, the driver tried to cut between two houses on Indian Trails Drive in D'Iberville. Thomas reportedly lost control of her vehicle and crashed into one of the homes.

Highway Patrol Spokesperson Jason Gazzo said Thomas has been booked under 10 different misdemeanor charges including resisting arrest, reckless driving and disorderly conduct. Gazzo said she will likely be charged with felony eluding. The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is continuing to look into this case to see if the driver will face additional charges.

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