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Two arrested in Laurel after foot chase

James Clark. SOURCE: LPD James Clark. SOURCE: LPD
Alex Crews. SOURCE: LPD Alex Crews. SOURCE: LPD

Laurel police arrest two men after a short foot chase early Monday morning. 

Officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop in the area of Central Avenue and north Pine Street around 2:30 a.m. The vehicle fled at a high rate of speed and the suspects jumped from the vehicle in the 300 block of Township Road. 

Alex Crews, 20, and James Clark, 38, were apprehended after a short foot chase. Clark admitted to ingesting a large amount of methamphetamine and was admitted to SCRMC for treatment. 

Clark faces one count of possession of a firearm by an ex-convict, while Crews faces one count of felony fleeing. 

In 2014, Crews and a friend were charged with manslaughter in the killing of Timothy Williamson. Crews was 17 at the time, and in 2015 he was convicted and sentenced to 20 years in prison, with 15 to serve by the Jones County Circuit Court. 

In February 2017, the judgment was reversed and remanded after it was determined that youth court possessed original jurisdiction and the state had not followed statutory procedure for transferring the cases from youth court. 

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