Armed robbery suspect who led chase through three counties wanted in two other states

The suspect was eventually stopped at the end of Gulf Stream Road in St. Martin before being taken into custody.
Published: Jan. 22, 2023 at 9:29 PM CST
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ST. MARTIN, Miss. (WLOX) - New details are being released surrounding an armed robbery that led to a three-county pursuit.

Celeste Sellers is held on charges of armed robbery, providing false information to a police officer, felony fleeing and reckless driving.

According to Hancock County Sheriff Ricky Adam, Sellers held two employees at gunpoint at a Dollar General on Highway 43 near North Benville Road.

Sellers fled the scene with money, but the employees were able to give deputies a description of her and her vehicle.

While on the way, a deputy saw a vehicle matching Sellers’s description heading south on Highway 603. The deputy attempted to pull over the vehicle, but the driver refused to stop, leading to a pursuit out of Hancock County, through Harrison County and into Jackson County.

Sellers eventually stopped at the end of Gulf Stream road in St. Martin after traveling on I-10, then south on I-110 before exiting at Rodriguez Street in D’Iberville.

When Sellers stopped, authorities said, she got out of her vehicle and pointed a handgun to her head. Eventually, law enforcement was able to take her into custody without incident.

At the time of her arrest, Sellers was identified as Tony Haynes through ID cards. Her real identity was found out from her fingerprints taken at the Hancock County jail.

Sellers is also wanted in Alabama and Georgia on charges of fraud and burglary.

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