Suspects flee, but arrested by Sheriff’s Department

Published 7:00 am Wednesday, June 24, 2020

The Pearl River County Sheriff’s Office worked several cases involving vehicle pursuits last week.

On June 16 narcotics investigators with the Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department observed a vehicle traveling at a high speed near Jackson Landing Road and South Beech Street, said Maj. Marc Ogden. Officers attempted a traffic stop but the driver refused to stop, which led to a high-speed chase, he said.

The vehicle crashed at Rosa Street and South Beech Street. The driver, Kyle Jean Lacoste, 24, of 141 Joe Flemming Rd., Picayune, was arrested for felony eluding law enforcement in a motor vehicle, possession of heroin, possession of methamphetamine, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and careless driving. The Mississippi Department of Corrections also has a hold on Lacoste for violating his probation.

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On June 18 deputies attempted to stop a motor vehicle for a seatbelt violation on Gumpond Beall Road, Ogden said. After a short vehicle pursuit, deputies located the vehicle and made contact with the driver, William Grady McQueen Jr., 28, of 10 201 South Morgan Street, Poplarville.

McQueen was arrested for felony fleeing, trafficking methamphetamine, possession of paraphernalia and numerous traffic offenses. There was already a warrant for his arrest in Forrest County and McQueen had a probation violation with the Mississippi Department of Corrections, said Ogden.

On June 4 Pearl River County narcotics investigators, assisted by agents with the Mississippi Department of Corrections, performed a visit to the residence of Sandra Lynn Sanders, 34, of 13 Diamond Lane, Picayune because Sanders is on felony probation. During the inspection, officers recovered marijuana and a firearm, said Ogden. Sanders was arrested for possession of a weapon by a felon and the Mississippi Department of Corrections charged her for violating her probation.