Police arrest man accused of leaving crash in downtown Ocean Springs

A trail of debris was left on Government Street early Tuesday morning

Police arrest man accused of leaving crash in downtown Ocean Springs
This is the vehicle involved in the damage in Ocean Springs. (Photo source: WLOX)

OCEAN SPRINGS, MS (WLOX) - A man has been arrested after a trail of debris and an abandoned vehicle were discovered in downtown Ocean Springs.

The debris and an abandoned vehicle were discovered on Government Street in the early-morning hours of Tuesday.

Authorities say officers were able to identify Jacob N. Reynolds of Vancleave as a person of interest after reviewing the vehicle’s registration papers that were left in the car.

Reynolds, 29, went to Ocean Springs Police Department to give a statement after learning investigators were looking for him, said police. After giving his statement, authorities charged him with leaving the scene of a crash damaging property, which is a misdemeanor offense.

It happened on the west end of Government Street, near many downtown businesses.
It happened on the west end of Government Street, near many downtown businesses. (Source: Photo WLOX/WLOX)

The vehicle Reynolds was allegedly driving - a 2005 Mitsubishi Endeavor - was discovered around 3:30 a.m. by an employee at a business on Government Street. That witness reported seeing debris strewn across the road and an abandoned car crashed into a fire hydrant.

At least two street lights were knocked down, along with two city-owned trash cans and a fire hydrant. It’s not clear what time the damage actually occurred.

A car was found nearby, crashed into a fire hydrant. The driver had fled the scene.
A car was found nearby, crashed into a fire hydrant. The driver had fled the scene. (Source: Photo WLOX/WLOX)

The city’s public works crew quickly responded, cleaning up the mess.

Reynolds was taken to Jackson County Adult Detention Center, said police.

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