License-plate reader leads to arrest in Gulfport

Hakeem Edward Wright
Hakeem Edward Wright

A Gulfport man who passed a Harrison County deputy’s vehicle Friday on Interstate 10 was arrested after a license-plate reader issued an alert that the minivan he was driving was reported stolen.

Hakeem Edward Wright, 26, of Gulfport was driving a 2012 Honda minivan on I-10 when he passed sheriff’s Lt. Brandon Hendry. The license-plate reader in Hendry’s vehicle indicated the minivan was stolen.

Wright was stopped on Lorraine Road near I-10 in Gulfport and taken into custody.

The investigation revealed the minivan had been reported stolen Wednesday in Newton.

Wright was booked into the Harrison County jail on a felony count of receiving stolen property charge. Justice Court Judge Melvin Ray set bond at $25,000.