A man who police said led officers on a chase from Biloxi to Lucedale has been arrested on a felony eluding charge.
Henry Michael Griffith, 27, of Woodman Road in Vancleave, was booked at the Harrison County jail early Friday.
The chase ended after deputies in Jackson and George counties put spike strips in the road, and the sport-utility vehicle he was driving crashed, authorities said.
No one was injured and there were no related accidents, Biloxi police Sgt. O’Neil Adams said.
The chase began about 3:30 a.m. after Biloxi police officers went to a marina to investigate possible drug activity. Police had been given a description of the suspicious vehicle, a silver Nissan Pathfinder.
Officers saw the SUV and tried to stop it on a traffic violation, Adams said. Griffith left the marina and sped off east to Ocean Springs, then on to Gautier, where it turned north into Jackson County.
Jackson County deputies picked up the chase at Old Spanish Trail and Mississippi 57. The SUV sped through several streets in Gulf Park Estates, running stop signs and reaching speeds of 95 mph, Sheriff Mike Ezell said.
Griffith headed north into George County, but turned and headed back into Jackson County.
As the SUV was approaching the intersection of Mount Pleasant and Poticaw roads, a deputy put spike strips in the road. One strip deflated a front tire.
Griffith sped north in the wrong lane toward George County, where deputies there put more spike strips in the road as the SUV crossed the county line.
That deflated its other three tires, Ezell said.
The chase ended as the SUV crashed into a shed on residential property in Lucedale.
Biloxi police contacted Justice Court Judge Bruce Strong, who set bond at $100,000.
Police also allegedly found Griffith with small amounts of a controlled substance and marijuana and paraphernalia. They arrested him on three misdemeanor charges with bonds that total $2,150.