A man who ran away from a traffic stop on Interstate 10 near the Woolmarket exit has remained on the lam.
The man fled early Wednesday afternoon after a state trooper pulled over a gray Chevy Malibu for speeding, Mississippi Highway Patrol spokesman Chase Elkins said.
The man was a backseat passenger.
“He was acting nervous while the trooper was talking and he eventually got out of the car and ran off into woods,” Elkins said.
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The man was described as 5-foot-8, 190 pounds and was wearing dark clothes.
The Border Patrol and Drug Enforcement Administration sent agents to help investigate and search. The Harrison County Sheriff’s Office sent deputies and a helicopter.
Why the man ran isn’t clear, but anyone who sees a suspicious man matching that description is asked to call 911.