Pearl police arrest man after chase into Jackson

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JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – One man was custody following an apparent police chase that ended with a crash in Jackson. It happened just before midnight on Central and South Prentiss Street.

A Pearl police officer pulled over Kenta Farj Griffin on I-20 Westbound near Airport Road because the license plate came back as stolen.

As the officer approached the van, the driver took off. The police then followed until Griffin crashed into another vehicle near South Prentiss and Central in Jackson.

The crash involved a van from The Kennedy Behavioral Health Center and another mini-van.

Griffin was put into handcuffs and sent to UMMC for treatment of a cut suffered in the crash. The driver of the mini-van was able to walk away from the scene.

Griffin was treated, but despite a request to hold him, he was released by UMMC police around 6 a.m. Thursday.

Warrants have been issued for his arrest and the U.S. Marshals have been notified to pick him up.

Griffin faces charges of receiving stolen property, fleeing or eluding law officer in vehicle, resisting arrest, and expired driver’s license.

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