Crime

He didn’t have lights on, so police tried to pull him over. Instead, he sped off.

Chad P. Kenney
Chad P. Kenney

A Louisiana man is in custody after police had to chase him throughout Harrison County, a press release from Biloxi police said.

According to Maj. Chris De Back, 41-year-old Chad P. Kenney of Metairie was taken into custody Sunday morning after refusing to pull over for police in a stolen vehicle.

Around 3 a.m. Sunday, a Biloxi police officer was patrolling the area of Lorraine and Shorecrest roads when he observed a black 1995 Nissan 300ZX traveling south on Lorraine without any lights on, De Back said.

The officer tried to stop the vehicle by activating his blue lights and siren, but Kenney refused to stop and, according to De Back, tried to evade the officer by increasing his speed.

De Back said the pursuit continued from Lorraine Road to Mississippi 605 to Mississippi 67 to East Wortham Road and finally to U.S. 49 with speeds reaching in excess of 100 mph.

With the assistance of Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputies, stop sticks were deployed, which successfully deflated two of the Nissan’s tires, ending the pursuit near the Stone County line, De Back said.

“The Nissan was found to be reported stolen from St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Office in Louisiana,” the press release said.

Kenney was taken into custody and charged with felony eluding and receiving stolen property.

Justice Court Judge Albert Fountain set a total bond of $150,000 for both offenses. Kenney was transported to the Harrison County jail.

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