Gautier police were just trying to make a routine traffic stop a little after midnight Friday, but that turned into a pursuit of a stolen vehicle and two arrests.
Officer Derek Etheridge witnessed a moving violation by the driver of a 2016 Nissan Altima and tried to stop the car. But the driver refused to pull over and a chase ensued.
The car finally came to a stop off Ladnier Road, and its two occupants tried to run away.
Police immediately took the passenger, Tammy Lynn Juanes, into custody. The driver, Billy Ray Stewart, was taken into custody a short time later by K-9 officer David Bever.
Officers discovered the Altima had been reported stolen from Mobile County, Alabama. Drug paraphernalia was found in it and linked to Juanes.
Stewart was arrested on charges of felony pursuit, possession of stolen property and several traffic violations. Juanes was arrested on a possession of paraphernalia charge and an NCIC hit through Mobile County.