Suspect flees from police onto the roof of Lowes

Suspect flees from police onto the roof of Lowes
Johnny Lloyd Newton fled from police Thursday afternoon, jumping onto the roof of Lowes in D'Iberville, before police arrested him. (Source: D'Iberville Police Dept)
A man running from police climbed onto the roof of Lowe's in D'Iberville Thursday before being apprehended. (Source: WLOX)
A man running from police climbed onto the roof of Lowe's in D'Iberville Thursday before being apprehended. (Source: WLOX)

D'IBERVILLE, MS (WLOX) - A suspect in D'Iberville is back in custody after climbing on the top of Lowe's Thursday afternoon while running from the police.

Authorities say Johnny Lloyd Newton was wanted on a felony warrant from Harrison County Sheriff's Department. As officers in D'Iberville approached him, Newton ran, climbing up the side of the Lowes building using a series of locked tubes that provided roof access. The man then ran around the roof toward the store's garden center and climbed down. There, officers were waiting. They tased him and took him into custody.

In addition to the felony warrant for failure to appear on a possession of a controlled substance charge, Newton is now charged with one misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct.

We will continue to update this story as new information becomes available.

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