Man arrested in connection with multi-vehicle crash in Gulfport

Man arrested in connection with multi-vehicle crash in Gulfport

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - The man who police say caused multiple crashes in Gulfport one week ago has been arrested.

Shawn Douglas Moffett, 25, of Hattiesburg has been charged with carjacking and leaving the scene of an accident causing injury.

Police received calls on April 22 about a man exiting a vehicle and lying in the middle of Hwy. 49 near Parkwood Dr. After jumping on the hood, then taking another driver's car, Moffett allegedly caused three additional car crashes.

Officials say Moffett fled the scene, but stopped when the vehicle he was driving stalled.

The suspect was taken to the Harrison County Adult Detention Facility, where he is being held in lieu of a $150,000 bond.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with photos or video of the incidents is asked to contact the Gulfport Police Department at 228-868-5959.

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