BY THE PACKET
An Alabama man is behind bars after a chase across state lines lead to his apprehension in Lowndes County.
Jeremy Williams, 21, of Carrollton, was arrested by deputies with the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office and charged with reckless driving and felony eluding and fleeing.
The chase allegedly started in Pickensville, where witnesses at the arrest said Williams was accused by an Alabama State Trooper of driving 80 in a 35-mph zone. He was driving a gray Nissan Maxima.
The trooper and a Pickens County deputy radioed to Lowndes County to ask for assistance in stopping Williams.
Williams was believed to have been avoiding a routine traffic stop in Pickens County when he fled the scene.
Williams crossed the state line into Mississippi on Highway 69. Lowndes County deputies intercepted the chase on Sobley Road and headed towards the City of Columbus.
Deputies with the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office used road spikes to stop the vehicle at the intersection of Highway 69 and New Hope Road. The chase lasted approximately two-to-three minutes.
Although Williams swerved to miss the spikes, he hit them with his front tire on the driver’s side, causing the tire to pop. A LCSO vehicle hit Williams’ vehicle from behind during the apprehension.
No one was injured during the pursuit.
A six-year-old child was in the car with Williams at the time of the chase. The child was not harmed and was released into the custody of his mother.
Williams is also facing several charges in Pickens County.