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Third suspect in Lamar County chase arrested in Hattiesburg

Sternell Johnson (left) was arrested in Hattiesburg Wednesday. Montrell Quinn (center) and...
Sternell Johnson (left) was arrested in Hattiesburg Wednesday. Montrell Quinn (center) and Vincent Durr Jr. were arrested over the weekend.(WDAM)
Updated: Aug. 12, 2020 at 8:25 PM CDT
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HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WDAM) - A third suspect wanted after a weekend chase in Lamar County was arrested in Hattiesburg Wednesday.

The Hattiesburg Police Department said 24-year-old Sternell Johnson, also known as “KayNine,” was arrested following a traffic stop along with two others.

Sternell Johnson was arrested in Hattiesburg Wednesday.
Sternell Johnson was arrested in Hattiesburg Wednesday.(Hattiesburg Police Department)

Hattiesburg police charged Johnson with possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, and possession of a controlled substance. He also faces charges from Lamar County.

Johnson was wanted by the Lamar County Sheriff’s Office after he and two others fled from a traffic stop on Highway 98 near Weathersby Road around 1 p.m. Saturday, according to Lamar County Sheriff Danny Rigel.

The car chase ended when the suspects’ vehicle crashed into a fence on Hillside Drive. The three men ran from the scene.

Rigel said deputies seized guns and approximately 3 pounds of marijuana and assorted ecstasy tablets from the vehicle.

Two of the men, 21-year-old Vincent Durr Jr. and 20-year-old Montrell Quinn, were taken into custody a short time later, according to Rigel.

Vincent Durr Jr. (left) and Montrell Quinn were arrested by the Lamar County Sheriff's Office...
Vincent Durr Jr. (left) and Montrell Quinn were arrested by the Lamar County Sheriff's Office after the chase.(Lamar County Sheriff's Office)

Durr, of Bassfield, is charged with fleeing an officer in a motor vehicle, trafficking drugs while in possession of a firearm and three counts of possession of a controlled substance while in possession of a firearm. His bond was set at $125,000.

Rigel said the Prentiss Police Department has also charged Durr with murder.

Quinn, of Tylertown, is charged with trafficking drugs while in possession of a firearm and possession of a controlled substance while in possession of a firearm. His bond was set at $5,000.

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