Sheriff: Bay man stole, then crashed car

Authorities on Friday arrested a Bay St. Louis man accused of stealing a car in Harrison County and then crashing it in Hancock County.

Harrison County Sheriff Troy Peterson said deputies arrested Nikolas Scott Bourgeois, 22, on a felony charge of theft of a motor vehicle.

Peterson said deputies responded to a call about a stolen car in the 6400 block of Vidalia Road in Pass Christian.

While they were at the home that had reported the theft, they learned from Hancock County deputies the stolen car had been involved in a one-car crash in the 2400 block of Kiln-DeLisle Road. Bourgeois was taken into custody after he was treated at Garden Park Medical Center in Gulfport for minor injuries.

He is being held in Harrison County jail on a $45,000 bond set by Justice Court Judge Brandon Ladner.

Justin Vicory: 228-896-2326, @justinvicory