UPDATE: Marion County manhunt ends

UPDATE: Marion County manhunt ends
A manhunt is underway in the State Line area south of the Sandy Hook community in Marion County. Photo Source WDAM

MARION COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - UPDATE: A manhunt has ended near the State Line area south of the Sandy Hook community in Marion County.

Marion County authorities and the Mississippi Bureau of Investigations assisted the Washington Parrish Sheriff's Department with a manhunt today in the south part of the county.

According to authorities, a Washington County deputy was chasing a suspect into Marion County who wrecked on Military Road.

After the wreck, the suspect jumped out of the vehicle and at the time, it was believed he was armed.

Officials also stated the deputy believed he was shot at, and fired at the suspect who fled in the woods.

The identity of the suspect is not known, he was unable to be located and authorities have called off the search.

Previously at the scene:

At this time investigators are speaking with the Washington Parrish deputy allegedly involved in the shootout.

The area is heavily wooded, and there have been numerous reports of hunters firing in the distance.

Marion County Sheriff's Department is assisting with the investigation, providing man power, since it was a Washington Parrish deputy involved.

MBI is on scene as well providing resources at this time, as well as the MHP helicopter is currently on the way.

The suspects name is still not known at this time, but he is currently on the run from authorities, and tracking dogs are still in the woods.

According to deputies, the suspect is described as a black male, wearing all black with dreads.

Authorities do consider him armed and dangerous.

Marion County authorities, Lamar County deputies and K-9 units, Mississippi Highway Patrol, Mississippi Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Washington Parrish deputies, and Rayburn Correctional Institute K9s are on scene with a perimeter set up.

If you have any information about the suspect, call 911 immediately.

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