Abduction suspect arrested, child recovered after 2-county chase

COVINGTON COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A child abduction suspect was arrested and the child was recovered after a chase through two counties on Friday.

Covington County dispatch received a report of a man wanted for child abduction. Covington County Undersheriff Layne McLaurin said deputies spotted the vehicle and attempted to make a traffic stop, but the suspect refused to stop.

They chased the suspect into Jones County on Highway 28 in Soso when the man jumped out of the vehicle and ran off as the vehicle rolled off the road. The child was recovered and is OK, and the suspect was taken to jail, according to McLaurin.

This is a developing story and we will update it as more information is made available.

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