Harrison County

Manhunt called off after interstate chase, state troopers say

Mississippi Highway Patrol troopers were on a manhunt Monday night for a driver and passenger who fled on foot after a vehicle chase on Interstate 10.

The chase began about 7:30 p.m. near Exit 44 at Cedar Lake Road when a MHP unit tried to pull over a vehicle that was reported stolen, spokesman Chase Elkins said.

The driver refused to stop, prompting about a 3-mile pursuit that ended near Woolmarket Exit 41 when another MHP unit deployed spike strips on the road and disabled the car.

When the car came to a stop, the two men jumped out and ran into the woods adjacent to the interstate, Elkins said.

“We have a manhunt in the woods right now,” he said.

The search was called off just before 10 p.m., he said, and the suspects have not been found.