Wanted man captured after being spotted in Jones Co. Monday

Wanted man captured after being spotted in Jones Co. Monday
Henry David Jernigan was captured after a foot chase through a wooded area off Eastview Drive. (Source: Jones County Sheriff's Department)

JONES COUNTY, Miss. (WDAM) - The Jones County Sheriff’s Department captured a wanted felon after he was spotted in the county Monday afternoon.

The department said Henry David Jernigan was spotted Monday afternoon beside a disabled vehicle in the 200 block of Eastview Drive before running into the woods.

Deputies searched the woods bordering Eastview Drive, Wisteria Trail, Highway 11 and Interstate 59. The JCSD posted on its Facebook page that his whereabouts were not known, but that he should be considered armed and dangerous.

Later Monday, the Jones County Sheriff’s Department captured Jernigan after a foot chase through the woods at 227 Eastview Drive. Jernigan is being transported to the Jones County Detention Facility.

The department initially began its search for Jernigan after he drove away from Jones County deputies at a traffic checkpoint overnight on March 12 and ran into the woods on Old Highway 84, according to JCSD. He was wanted for felony fleeing, possession of a weapon by a felon and possession of a stolen firearm.

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