Suspects in high speed chase captured

Dustin Lee Rivers (left) and Alycia Creppel (right). (Photo source: Biloxi Police Dept.)
Dustin Lee Rivers (left) and Alycia Creppel (right). (Photo source: Biloxi Police Dept.)

HARRISON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - Two suspects involved in a high speed chase were captured Monday afternoon, just south of Jim Byrd on Highway 49.

Biloxi Police say it all started when officers were working with the U.S. Marshal Fugitive Task Force to find Dustin Lee Rivers, 28, who had an outstanding warrant for Burglary in Jackson County. Officers say he was found at a casino on Highway 90 in Biloxi in possession of methamphetamine. He was arrested on the spot and booked into the Harrison County jail for the drug charge. He will also be extradited to Jackson County for the burglary charge.

During the arrest, officers learned Rivers was in the company of an unidentified woman, and began searching for her to do a welfare check. In the parking lot of the casino, officers spotted Alycia Creppel, 29, who matched the woman's description. Authorities say Creppel jumped into a car with a man and fled the parking lot, nearly hitting officers in the process.

Authorities said the chase went through two cities before ending on Highway 49 in Harrison County, where the car ran out of gas. At that point, the man tried to get away on foot, but was stopped by K-9 units. Authorities also arrested Creppel and learned she had an outstanding warrant in Harrison County False Pretenses and a probation violation with the Mississippi Department of Corrections. She was taken to the Harrison County Jail.

Authorities have not released the identity of the man who was arrested, but tell WLOX he was released to a local hospital for treatment from injuries he sustained while being stopped by K-9 units.

Authorities did eventually find the woman who was accompanying Dustin Lee Rivers at the casino where the incident started. Authorities say she was OK.

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