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Truck stolen in Forrest County, driver apprehended after chase

FORREST COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - Forrest County sheriff's deputies apprehended two men who attempted to escape in a stolen truck Wednesday.

Deputies spotted the two men in a reported stolen Nissan pickup and attempted to stop the truck, but the driver sped away.

After a 7-mile chase, the driver lost control and drove into ditch off of Hwy 11 near Chapel Hill road.

Both men were treated for non life-threatening injuries.

Sheriff Billy McGee said the driver, Michael John Jackson, will be charged with felony eluding.

McGee said he will also be charged with automobile theft in Hattiesburg because the truck was stolen in the city.

The truck was taken from a business off of 40th avenue in Hattiesburg.

McGee said deputies clocked speeds up to 70 mph during the chase.

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