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07/06/2018

Stolen Vehicle Pursuit, Crash - One in Custody

PRESS RELEASE 

PURSUIT OF STOLEN VEHICLE ENDS IN CRASH,

SUSPECT FACING MULTIPLE CHARGES

 

July 6, 2018

On June 12, 2018, the George County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a stolen vehicle being spotted in the Brushy Creek Community. Deputies responded, at which time the vehicle was observed exiting the Dollar General located on Hwy 98. The vehicle led Deputies on a high-speed pursuit through the Brushy Creek Community and into Wilmer, Alabama, where the vehicle exited the roadway and collided with multiple trees. The driver and passenger of the vehicle fled on foot but were identified shortly after.

Joseph “Joey” Lee Mills (26), of George County, has since been charged with Felony Fleeing and Receiving Stolen Property. Mills is currently being held in the Harrison County Detention Center facing other charges, including Motor Vehicle Theft, and is awaiting extradition to face charges in both Jackson and George Counties.

This is an ongoing investigation.  Anyone with information concerning this or any other crime is encouraged to contact the George County Sheriff’s Office at 601.947.4811.

 The Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers is available for reporting anonymous crime tips by calling 877.787.5898.  The Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers can be accessed by internet at the following address: mscoastcrimestoppers.com or through the George County Sheriff’s Office website www.GeorgeCountyMSSheriff.com.

 

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