High speed chase across Coast ends in George County

High speed chase across Coast ends in George County

GEORGE COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - A man wanted on felony charges is in custody following a multi-jurisdiction high speed chase.

According to Jackson County Sheriff Mike Ezell, Michael Henry Griffith, 27, was pulled over in Biloxi during a routine traffic stop. Griffith took off in his silver Nissan Pathfinder, and led police on a chase toward Ocean Springs along Hwy. 90, then to Old Spanish Trail in Gautier, and eventually up Hwy. 57.

The chase went all the way into George County, reaching speeds of more than 100 miles per hour at some points.

After the suspect turned around and re-entered Jackson County, officials say they were forced to put down spike strips as Griffith approached the intersection of Mount Pleasant and Poticaw Bayou roads, blowing out one of the front tires. Griffith continued speeding north toward George County in the wrong lane.

Once in George County, deputies once again put down spike stripes, and were able to deflate Griffith's remaining three tires.

The suspect was taken in to custody just after 5:30 a.m.

No word yet on the charges the suspect is facing.

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