Crime

A handcuffed man tried to run from cops but didn’t get far, Moss Point police say

Terrence Gerome Norman tried to make a run for it after being placed in handcuffs by Moss Point police last week but he didn’t get far.

Interim Police Chief Brandon Ashley said Norman was in the process of being transported from his holding cell to the Jackson County jail on Feb. 1 when he “bolted” out the back door of the Moss Point police station.

Ashley said officers quickly caught Norman.

“He never got out of the parking lot,” Ashley said.

Norman was arrested in connection to a Jan. 16 armed robbery on Morning View Drive where a man reported he was beat up and his car keys and car stereo were stolen.

The victim had lacerations on his face and what appeared to be shoe prints on his jacket from being stomped, Ashley said. He was taken to a local hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Police developed Norman as a suspect and arrested the 37-year-old last Friday on armed robbery and aggravated assault charges. A misdemeanor escape charge was later added.

Norman is being held at the Jackson County jail on a $75,000 bond.

Patrick Ochs: 228-896-2321, @PatrickOchs

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