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Jones SO hunts Jeep driver who fled arrest

One suspect is in custody and another is still on the loose after a high-speed chase in Jones County.

Sheriff Larry Dykes says authorities attempted to pull over a maroon Jeep in the southbound lane of I-59 Monday.  Officials believed its occupants were suspected of shoplifting from a department store. 

The driver refused to stop but deputies were able to run the Jeep off the road.  The driver fled, but authorities arrested the passenger, Percy Dean.

"The person we've arrested, have in custody, has five charges of shoplifting out of Petal, and also is wanted by the Mississippi Department of Corrections for failure to show up on an armed robbery charge," Dykes says.

Dykes says a black male last seen wearing a black shirt is still at large. 

The Forrest County Sheriff's Department is assisting in the case.

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