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Car chase in downtown Laurel ends with arrest

At least one suspect was arrested near the Dollar General in downtown Laurel.
At least one suspect was arrested near the Dollar General in downtown Laurel.(FILE)
Published: Sep. 23, 2021 at 3:40 PM CDT
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LAUREL, Miss. (WDAM) - If you are a resident of downtown Laurel, you might have noticed a heavy police presence in the area Thursday morning.

According to Laurel Police Chief Tommy Cox, what started as a check-in on a citizen complaint turned into a police chase.

Cox said he sent out a few officers to check out a citizen complaint Thursday more around 1 p.m. When officers arrived on the scene, they found two men, rather than three, in a vehicle.

The men drove away from the officers, who then followed in a short car chase, Cox said. At some point, the men exited the vehicle and ran from the scene.

Cox said that at least one of the men was arrested near the Dollar General in downtown Laurel.

When police investigated the vehicle, they found one stolen firearm, an undetermined amount of cash and marijuana, Cox said. The evidence is still being processed at this time.

The Laurel Police Department is still processing the information.

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