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Man faces eluding, drug charges after chase

A Vicksburg man is being held without bail in the Warren County Jail after he attempted to elude a sheriff’s deputy attempting a traffic stop.

Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace said Alexander Jamaal Lindsey, 28, who gave an address on Military Avenue, faces charges of felony eluding and possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute.

He has an initial appearance Monday in Warren County Justice Court.

Pace said just before 1 a.m. Saturday K-9 deputy Dustin Keyes attempted to stop the Honda Accord Lindsey was driving in the 4900 block of Halls Ferry Road.

Lindsey did not stop, leading to a chase that went from Halls Ferry to Porters Chapel Road, through Chapel Hill Subdivision and then to the intersection of Bellaire Drive and Indiana Avenue where Vicksburg police detectives Jeff Merritt and Donnie Heggins were approaching the intersection.

The Honda crashed into a ditch and four people inside left the car, including Lindsey, fled on foot. Lindsey was apprehended at the scene.

While he was being taken into custody, officers found Lindsey had cocaine and a loaded 9mm handgun.

Pace said officers searched the area until well into daylight but were unable to find the other three people.

Because the car’s airbag deployed during the wreck, Lindsey was taken to Merit Health River Region, where he was examined in the hospital emergency room and released into the custody of the Sheriff’s Department.

The case remains under investigation.

About John Surratt

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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