FORREST COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - Two men are behind bars in connection with multiple incidents in Forrest County.
Anthony Bolton, 24, was taken into custody by Gulfport police and charged with felony eluding after a police chase that damaged multiple vehicles ended with no injuries.
Gene Gales, 48, was taken into custody by Forrest County authorities and charged with burglary.
According to Forrest County Sheriff's officials a stolen vehicle from Hattiesburg was recovered in Dixie Tuesday night. During the investigation, officers discovered five other auto burglaries that are allegedly linked to the two suspects.
Wednesday morning, authorities discovered another vehicle which was stolen, and was later spotted by Gulfport Police near Martin Luther King Boulevard in Gulfport.
The suspect (Bolton) in the vehicle attempted to elude authorities and hit multiple vehicles along U.S. 49. The chase continued onto Interstate 10 where Bolton eventually wrecked. Bolton was then taken into custody by police. No injuries were reported in any of the vehicles that were struck during the chase. Two other females were in the vehicle at the time of pursuit, but investigators are still working to determine if they are involved in the crimes.
Sheriff's department officials stated this clears up a substantial amount of auto burglaries in Forrest County. According to department officials, some of the property that was reported stolen was also recovered that was in Bolton's possession.
Sheriff's department officials stated, even though the investigation is early, it appears that some auto burglaries, grand larceny cases, and credit card fraud cases will also be cleared up for the city Hattiesburg as well.
Bolton is currently house at the Harrison County Adult Detention Center, and Gales is booked in at the Forrest County Jail.