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He ditched the car and passenger after a chase. Then he got caught.

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Department arrested Brian Teague, 28, of Moss Point, on felony pursuit, aggravated assault and leaving the scene with injuries Wednesday.
The Jackson County Sheriff’s Department arrested Brian Teague, 28, of Moss Point, on felony pursuit, aggravated assault and leaving the scene with injuries Wednesday.

A Moss Point man whose high-speed chase from police left a woman seriously injured is in jail Wednesday.

A pursuit involving Pascagoula police and Jackson County deputies began about 6 p.m. Tuesday when a police officer saw Brian Teague, 28, break into a car in a store parking lot on Mississippi 613, Jackson County Sheriff Mike Ezell said.

When the officer turned on his blue lights, Teague took off in his Chevrolet TrailBlazer, almost hitting the officer’s car, Ezell said. The officer followed Teague south on 613 and onto Big Point Road. Teague then turned off Big Point Road, went through a field and a resident’s yard to Wolf Ridge Road. At that time, deputies joined the pursuit.

Shortly after, Teague’s SUV left the road and hit a tree on the passenger side. Teague ran off, leaving his passenger with what appeared to be serious injuries, Ezell said. The woman was taken to Singing River Hospital. Her name was not immediately available.

Ezell said there are no charges against her at this time.

“We don’t know right now if she was an accessory to whatever happened,” he said. “It’s still under investigation.”

At some point, Teague was driven away in another vehicle.

Close to nine hours later, law enforcement pulled that vehicle over. Deputies arrested Teague on felony pursuit, aggravated assault and leaving the scene with injuries charges. He’s being held without bond at Jackson County jail.

Justin Vicory: 228-896-2326, @justinvicory

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