Man accused in south Miss. chase also wanted in Ala.

Published 6:01 pm Tuesday, October 2, 2007

A Mobile, Ala., man accused of felony flight from a south Mississippi robbery Sunday was also wanted on auto theft and multiple charges of robbery in Mobile County, authorities said.

Christopher M. Parker, a suspect in a Sunday morning robbery of a Kangaroo service station in Jackson County, may also be suspect in an earlier robbery in neighboring Harrison County, said Jackson County Sheriff Mike Byrd.

After the Kangaroo robbery, Byrd said the suspect fled from deputies on Interstate 10 at speeds topping 100 mph, running vehicles off the road and twice trying to ram patrol cars with the stolen vehicle.

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“He only stopped when the engine blew up,” Byrd said. “Then he wanted to fight, but the law won.”

Parker was taken into custody in Irvington, Ala., and was injured while resisting arrest, Byrd said. Parker was treated at Singing River Hospital in Pascagoula and was held without bond at the Jackson County jail.

The vehicle was stolen Friday while a newspaper carrier in Theodore, Ala., was loading papers in a rack, authorities said.

Money stolen from the Kangaroo was recovered.