UPDATE 4:45 p.m.: The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency released a report about Wednesday’s multi-state car chase that began in Mississippi and ended on I-65 in Mobile. The man taken into custody earlier Tuesday was wanted for several burglaries, including the burglary of a Mississippi Highway Patrol Trooper’s home where the man allegedly stole the trooper’s service weapon, according to the release.
Gary Byers, 41, is from Mobile. He was taken into custody after ALEA Troopers picked up the chase on I-10 and chased him onto I-65. Byers got out of his car on I-65 and tried to run away, but Troopers caught him behind a nearby business.
At 9:05 a.m., the Jackson County, Miss. Sheriff’s Department notified ALEA that they were chasing a black 2021 Mitsubishi Mirage on I-10 east heading toward Alabama. ALEA Troopers saw Byer’s car at 9:13.
In addition to the burglary charges in Mississippi, Byers has active warrants in Mobile and Baldwin Counties, according to the release. the Mobile Police Department Criminal Investigation Division also responded to the scene on I-65, and they said Byers was wanted by them for home burglaries. ALEA said Byers will face more charges because of the chase.
UPDATE 11:35 a.m.: The Alabama Law Enforcement arrested a man Wednesday morning who fled from two different Mississippi Sheriff’s Offices before finally being stopped on I-65 in Mobile.
The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office said they did not know when the chase started. They took over the chase after the suspect crossed from Harrison County, where deputies there chased him, into Jackson County.
JCSO said the suspect could face felony charges in Harrison County and pursuit charges in both Harrison and Jackson Counties. An official did not say what felony charges the suspect would face.
MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — Mobile Police responded to I-65 northbound near Cottage Hill Road Wednesday morning. On the Alabama Department of Transportation cameras, we could see multiple units on the scene.
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