The search for the man known as Pretty Boy Floyd ended Wednesday at the
intersection of Highway 90 and Highway 57. Michael Floyd Wilson, 43, is a
person of interest in a Biloxi murder investigation. Carmen Edwards was
found dead inside his apartment at Maison D'Orleans last week.
had eluded police until Wednesday morning, when a dramatic capture took
place in Jackson County. He was cuffed and led to waiting patrol cars,
but not before talking about his final moments of freedom.
mechanics of his capture began about 10am in Ocean Springs. Capt.
William Jackson is with the Ocean Springs Police Department.
got behind the vehicle, and tried to initiate a traffic stop. And once
we got behind the vehicle on Highway 90, the vehicle took off at a high
rate of speed," Jackson explained. "Got up to Highway 57 and 90 and that's where the vehicle lost control. He bailed out of the vehicle and ran into the woods."
The successful apprehension happened because of teamwork, according to Jackson County Constable Shane Langfitt.
had at least nine different agencies within the county, and from, I
might add, from Harrison County from the city of Biloxi that just
working together and making this apprehension take place without any
serious incident," Langfitt said.
Langfitt added that K-9s played a major role in the pursuit of Wilson.
went really smooth. We could communicate with each other, other than
Biloxi, we could communicate with each other. We set the perimeter up.
We've had four or five different K-9s here on the scene."
receiving medical attention, Wilson was transported to the Biloxi Police
Department to be questioned about the murder of Carmen Edwards. He has
been charged with violating his parole on a previous burglary conviction
and possession of a weapon. Wilson is being held in the Harrison
County jail without bond.
Meanwhile, police officials in Ocean Springs say they plan on charging Wilson with felony fleeing.
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