Laurel man gives police a foot chase - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

Laurel man gives police a foot chase

LAUREL, MS (WDAM) -

Joppa Huggins, 25, is behind bars after failing to comply during a routine traffic stop in Laurel.

On Friday, around 11 a.m., Huggins was pulled over on North 5th Avenue for allegedly not wearing a seat belt.

Police say while writing Huggins a ticket, he jumped out of his car and fled on foot heading north.

Investigators say minutes later police with help from the Jones County Sheriff's Department found the suspect underneath a home on North 3rd Avenue.

Huggins remains in the Jones County Jail charged for failure to a seat-belt, suspended drivers license, and resisting arrest.

 

  • Local NewsLOCALMore>>

  • Morgan Freeman apologizes in wake of harassment accusations

    Morgan Freeman apologizes in wake of harassment accusations

    Thursday, May 24 2018 1:32 PM EDT2018-05-24 17:32:54 GMT
    Thursday, May 24 2018 11:24 PM EDT2018-05-25 03:24:54 GMT
    (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this May 22, 2018 file photo, actor Morgan Freeman attends the 2018 PEN Literary Gala in New York. Freeman is apologizing to anyone who may have felt “uncomfortable or disrespected” by his behavior....(Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this May 22, 2018 file photo, actor Morgan Freeman attends the 2018 PEN Literary Gala in New York. Freeman is apologizing to anyone who may have felt “uncomfortable or disrespected” by his behavior....
    Actor Morgan Freeman has apologized for making anyone feel uneasy, in the wake of a CNN report in which multiple women accused him of sexual harassment or inappropriate behavior.More >>
    Actor Morgan Freeman has apologized for making anyone feel uneasy, in the wake of a CNN report in which multiple women accused him of sexual harassment or inappropriate behavior.More >>
  • Columbia PD hosts open house

    Columbia PD hosts open house

    Thursday, May 24 2018 11:10 PM EDT2018-05-25 03:10:22 GMT
    On Thursday, the Columbia Police Department hosted an open house under their new administration. (Photo Source: WDAM)On Thursday, the Columbia Police Department hosted an open house under their new administration. (Photo Source: WDAM)

    After being on the job nearly three months, Columbia Police Chief Michael Kelly hosted his first open house. Residents gathered at the police department to meet Kelly and several members of his staff on Thursday.    RIGHT NOW: The Columbia Police Department is hosting an open house. Attendees are talking with Police Chief Michael Kelly and meeting other members of his staff. @wdam #WDAM7 pic.twitter.com/2lcI2543IQ — ShakariSBriggs (@ShakariSBriggs) May 24, 2018 &...

    More >>

    After being on the job nearly three months, Columbia Police Chief Michael Kelly hosted his first open house. Residents gathered at the police department to meet Kelly and several members of his staff on Thursday.    RIGHT NOW: The Columbia Police Department is hosting an open house. Attendees are talking with Police Chief Michael Kelly and meeting other members of his staff. @wdam #WDAM7 pic.twitter.com/2lcI2543IQ — ShakariSBriggs (@ShakariSBriggs) May 24, 2018 &...

    More >>
  • Weekend backpacks for hope

    Petal church delivers 'Weekend Backpacks of Hope'

    Petal church delivers 'Weekend Backpacks of Hope'

    Thursday, May 24 2018 10:52 PM EDT2018-05-25 02:52:23 GMT
    School is almost out, and a local church has a mission to help those children in need during the summer months as students are away from school. (Photo source: WDAM)School is almost out, and a local church has a mission to help those children in need during the summer months as students are away from school. (Photo source: WDAM)

    School is almost out and WDAM is on your side in Petal for the summer. We take you to a local church that has a mission to help those children in need during the summer months as students are away from school. Zach Smith said, "We thought it was really a great cause to be involved in.  The Petal Jaycees striving to improve the community around them by creating positive change. Vice President of Individual Development for the Petal Jaycees, Zachary Smith says that is why t...

    More >>

    School is almost out and WDAM is on your side in Petal for the summer. We take you to a local church that has a mission to help those children in need during the summer months as students are away from school. Zach Smith said, "We thought it was really a great cause to be involved in.  The Petal Jaycees striving to improve the community around them by creating positive change. Vice President of Individual Development for the Petal Jaycees, Zachary Smith says that is why t...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly