JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - A suspect wanted for motor vehicle theft and grand larceny in George County led Jackson County deputies on a low-speed chase that ended in the Pascagoula River.
After standing on the roof of the submerged car for about five minutes, Kenneth Glen Dickson was talked out of the water. He is now behind bars awaiting extradition to George County
George County Sheriff Keith Havard said it started Thursday afternoon when Dickson was involved in a domestic altercation with family members and stole his mother's car.
George County deputies alerted surrounding agencies after Dickson reportedly made threats about family members and law enforcement.
Jackson County deputies spotted Dickson driving the stolen car down Hwy. 613. Speeds during the chase never exceeded 35 mph, an official said.
Authorities said Dickson drove the car into the water at the public boat ramp under the I-10 bridge off Frank Griffin Rd. Dickson reportedly threw a shotgun into the water while he was stranded on the roof of the car. Divers were able to recover the firearm.
Havard said his department has warrants for grand larceny, motor vehicle theft, and other charges for Dickson.