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Teen takes police on chase in Hattiesburg, authorities say

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WJTV) -- Hattiesburg Police said they arrested a teen after a chase in residential areas.

Authorities said they responded to a report about a stolen vehicle from Katie Avenue on April 16.

When they were in route, they spotted a car on Martin Luther King Avenue matching the description. 

Officers attempted to make a traffic stop but the driver kept going, according to police.

HPD said officers followed the driver through residential areas until the teen wrecked in the front yard of a home on Duke Avenue.

The 15-year-old allegedly ran from the vehicle and was captured near the wood line on the same street.

Officers said the investigation led them to believe he was also responsible for a residential burglary on Barry Street.
 
Authorities charged the teen with residential burglary, felony eluding, grand larceny auto and receiving stolen property.


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