Maria Novak, 37, of the Nicholson community was visiting her husband, Fredrick Suttle, 35 of Picayune around 10:00 Sunday morning at the Pearl River County Jail.
Pearl River County Sheriff Joe Stuart says at the end of their visit, Suttle approached the door, where a scuffle ensued with deputy William Davis. Stuart says Novak then pulled out a gun and fired five shots. One of those shots hit the deputy in the leg.
Novak and Suttle then got into a car and left the scene, Stuart said. A Poplarville police officer spotted the car and pursued the two for 30 to 40 miles, until the getaway car crashed into a tree.
Novak and Suttle then escaped into the woods off Highway 43 in the Henleyfield community, Stuart said.
A Harrison County deputy in a helicopter spotted Novak around 4:50 Sunday afternoon and brought her to the Picayune Police Department for questioning.
Fredrick Suttle is still at large. He is considered armed and dangerous.