K-9 apprehends high-speed chase suspect in Biloxi

K-9 apprehends high-speed chase suspect in Biloxi
Police arrested the suspect after a K-9 sniffed him out in a shed. (Image Source: WLOX News)
Police arrested the suspect after a K-9 sniffed him out in a shed. (Image Source: WLOX News)
Police set up a perimeter around the Sunkist Subdivision after the suspect fled on foot. (Image Source: WLOX News)
Police set up a perimeter around the Sunkist Subdivision after the suspect fled on foot. (Image Source: WLOX News)

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - It was a chaotic scene Tuesday night in Biloxi. Police saturated a subdivision after a car wanted in connection with a murder slammed into a home off Popp's Ferry Road. That vehicle belonged to a man who was found dead Tuesday morning in Jackson County.

At probably the most congested time of day on Popp's Ferry Road, dozens of police units, law enforcement officers and K9s were combing the Sunkist subdivision area searching for a man who ran from police after a high speed chase resulted in him crashing the vehicle he was driving.

He is now in custody, after he was apprehended by one of Biloxi police department's four legged officers.

"Oh my goodness, that was like a little girl's scream. At first I didn't know, it was a scream I never heard before. So, yea those dogs are something fierce," said a neighbor.

Just as she and her friend were about to drive off to remove their children from any potential danger, this neighbor witnessed something she never thought she would see.

"My hands are still shaking," said the neighbor.

The suspect was located in a shed connected to a home off of Popp's Ferry Road. This was only after police had set up a perimeter around the subdivision.

"He wasn't able to get out of that perimeter, and then we had a number of dogs that were working so we put our dogs working in the area and they eventually located him and arrested him," said Officer Tim McKaig.

About an hour before the arrest, police say the suspect crashed the car he was driving into a home on Lacklin Drive after about a ten minute chase through Biloxi.

"One of our officers spotted the vehicle on Highway 90 in almost the east side of town and so when we went to try to stop that vehicle. He ran from us," said McKaig.

The vehicle police spotted was the same one the Jackson County Sheriff's department was looking for in connection to an early morning murder. Biloxi police tried to stop it, but the driver led them on a high speed chase through town that ended with a crash into this home, and ultimately an arrest.

Witnesses also reported seeing a woman on the ground near the crash scene. She was a passenger in the vehicle, and was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of her injuries. Police still have not identified the suspect.

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