Nissan Altima that was damaged Saturday evening.

Tips from the public led to the capture of wanted subject Jerry Jerome Patterson by the Jones County Sheriff's Department Saturday evening.

According to a statement by the Jones County Sheriff's Department, Patterson fled Laurel Police Department officers in the city Friday night and the suspect continued into the county where he almost collided with a Jones County Sheriff's Department patrol cruiser on Graves Road head-on. The chase continued to Highway 84 West to Mason Creek Road and onto Mag Hatten Road.

"Patterson was able to elude the pursuit at that point," said the department.

"One JCSD patrol cruiser was damaged in the pursuit with no injuries reported to the deputy after he was medically evaluated which is standard procedure," added the department.


Jerry Jerome Patterson.

Due to tips from citizens, the sheriff's department was able to locate Patterson Saturday evening and affected a traffic stop on a vehicle at the intersection of Congress Street and 15th Avenue in Laurel where they took him into custody immediately.

Patterson was charged with Felony Fleeing, Providing False Information To Law Enforcement, and with a Warrant From Another Agency.

It did not stop there for the department, as they had another high-speed chase Saturday evening.

"For the second night in a row, Jones County Sheriff’s Department deputies have been involved in a high-speed pursuit. While manning a safety checkpoint overnight on Hwy. 11 at the intersection of New Hope Road between Ellisville and Moselle, a driver approached the checkpoint and sped away," stated officials with the department.

Per the report, Jones County Sheriff's Department deputies engaged in a pursuit with the vehicle which soon crashed on New Hope Road. The unidentified black male driver fled on foot into the woods after the crash.

"A search of the area and overnight patrols did not yield the subject who is now wanted for Felony Fleeing," said the department.

"The Nissan Altima that crashed is registered to an individual from Greene County, MS. Mail found in the vehicle was for an individual from Ellisville, MS. The heavily damaged vehicle was towed from the scene as efforts continue to locate the wanted subject," continued officials.

No Jones County Sheriff's Department personnel were injured or patrol cruisers damaged in the incident. At the time of publishing, the suspects have not been captured.

The JCSD asks anyone with information on the identity and/or location of the driver of the Nissan Altima is asked to call the Jones County Sheriff's Department at 601-425-3147 or Jones County Crime Stoppers at 601-428-STOP (7867).