Shoplifting suspect injures police officer then leads multiple police on high speed chase

A woman led police on a high speed chase on Sunday, injuring an officer after she drug him with her vehicle, according to responding law enforcement officials.

Sunday around 2:45, Tupelo police were attempting to question a female about a shoplifting incident. The female got into her vehicle, taking the police officer with her.

The female was accompanied in the vehicle by two male subjects in a newer model Ford Mustang with what is thought to be a counterfeit paper tag on it.

The suspect led multiple police on a high speed chase with speeds well in excess of 120 mph.

The chase ended at the Mississippi/Tennessee state line.

The officer who was injured was treated with non-life threatening injuries and released from the hospital. The suspect is still at large.

Jon Ross Myers

Jon Ross Myers is the executive editor and publisher of the Mississippi News Network, Mississippi's largest digital only media company. He can be reached at editor@tippahnews.com

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