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Early morning chase ends with shots fired

Michael Salter (Photo source: Jackson County jail docket) Michael Salter (Photo source: Jackson County jail docket)
Ledbetter said Salter rammed his truck into two patrol vehicles and tried to drive away again. (Photo source: WLOX) Ledbetter said Salter rammed his truck into two patrol vehicles and tried to drive away again. (Photo source: WLOX)
JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -

A low-speed chase ended with shots fired early Monday morning in Jackson County. A deputy reportedly fired two shots at a suspect’s truck after he allegedly rammed two patrol vehicles.

Chief Deputy John Ledbetter, with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, said it all started just before 4 a.m. when someone reported a suspicious vehicle at the Circle K convenience store near I-10 on Tucker Rd.

Ledbetter said Michael Salter, of Ocean Springs, drove away in his Ford pickup truck when deputies arrived and tried to approach him.

Salter, 47, reportedly led deputies on a chase that ended up back at the convenience store. Ledbetter said that’s when Salter rammed his truck into two patrol vehicles and tried to drive away again. A deputy fired two shots at the truck in an attempt to stop Salter, Ledbetter said.

Salter was arrested and taken to Ocean Springs Hospital to be treated for injuries sustained during the arrest. Officials said he was not shot, and no deputies were injured.

Salter was transported to the Jackson County Adult Detention Center after he was released from the hospital. He is charged with evading, resisting arrest, and aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer.  

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