BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Biloxi police have a man in custody who allegedly carjacked two different vehicles Tuesday morning then lead police on chase through the downtown area, onto the interstate, and into D'Iberville.
The incredibly wild ride may not have been what the folks at Desporte and Sons Seafood had in mind for a busy morning. It all started with one of their usual local deliveries at the IP Casino Resort and Spa.
"I set it on the dock, and I could see him coming up behind me. When I turned around, he jumped in the truck," said delivery driver Shannon Burton. "I opened the door. You could see it in his face. He was like, this ain't good. Something's fixing to happen. I did everything I could to try to get him out."
"My guy was fighting the guy to get him out of the truck. He held on and fell off on Caillavet St.," said Sean Desporte, owner of Desporte and Sons Seafood. "You would never think that they would steal a truck that's got Desporte Seafood all over the side. It would be easy to find it. It would be different if it was a small car, but look at the truck."
Desporte said Burton was shaken up but not hurt. Burton said he only had one thing on his mind when the man climbed into his truck.
"I got to get the guy out the truck, because something major else could happen," said Burton. "He could go run into somebody and steal somebody else's car or hurt somebody. My mindset was to get him out the truck."
Biloxi police report the suspect, 38-year-old Lowrey Roland Webster IV, of Slidell, LA, ditched the delivery truck on Kensington Dr. where he reportedly carjacked an elderly couple, threatening to kill them and took off again. That's when the chase through Biloxi began.
"The guy came out of nowhere wide open. He almost hit me head-on. I stopped and just said, 'Lord help me,'" said Michael Moss at the scene of the chase.
The suspect took I-110 north and ended up in D'Iberville where police put out stop-sticks. The suspect ditched the couple's car on Lawrence Ave. and ran off. Police captured him about two blocks away on Highland Ave. with the help of a K9 officer.
"If you come here to carjack a car or rob a bank, this ain't the place to do it. Not here," said Moss.
While Webster is in custody, Burton is already loading his truck, preparing to continue making deliveries.
"Got to go back to work. Got to deliver my deliveries to all the seafood restaurants on the coast," Burton said.
Biloxi police said Webster is charged with two counts of carjacking and felony eluding. His bond was set at $250,000.