Man arrested after chase

Published 11:07 am Sunday, July 14, 2019

A Vicksburg man faces multiple charges after his arrest following a car chase through Warren County late Saturday.

Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace said Keavey Terrell Lyons, 21, is accused of felony eluding, possession of a stolen vehicle and possession of methamphetamine.

Mary Jacqueline Powers, a passenger in the car, also of Vicksburg, is accused of possession of a stolen vehicle.

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Both are being held without bail in the Warren County Jail pending an initial appearance Monday in Warren County Justice Court.

The chase began about 11:17 p.m. Saturday when Pace saw a car go behind a business on U.S. 61 North. When the car emerged from behind the building, the sheriff saw it had no tail lights and attempted to stop it.

The car sped off, beginning a chase that went north on U.S. 61 North then east on Oak Ridge Road, where Pace suspended his pursuit for safety reasons.

Several minutes later, a citizen called 911 and reported seeing a car matching the description of the one Pace followed on Culkin Road.

Pace saw the car on Culkin Road, and the chase resumed, eventually going south on U.S. 61 North and then to East Clay Street, where it ended at 11:38 p.m. and the pair were taken into custody,

A check of the car identified it as a 2018 Nissan Murano reported stolen June 12 in Warren County.

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John Surratt is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in general studies. He has worked as an editor, reporter and photographer for newspapers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post staff since 2011 and covers city government. He and his wife attend St. Paul Catholic Church and he is a member of the Port City Kiwanis Club.

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