Lamar County traffic stop leads to brief manhunt

Lamar County traffic stop leads to brief manhunt
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LAMAR COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A car chase in Lamar County led to a brief manhunt along Interstate 59 Thursday afternoon.

Deputies attempted to stop a car on the interstate when the occupants in the vehicle refused to stop.

The car came to a stop at mile marker 48 on the southbound side of 59, and one person was taken into custody and another fled into the woods.

Deputies deployed a K9 and multiple officers to track the person, but were unable to locate the man.

The person is described as a Hispanic male, wearing dark clothing.

If you see this person, contact Lamar County authorities.