Suspect caught after police chase from Madison to Jackson


JACKSON Miss. (WJTV) – A man was arrested after leading police on a chase from Madison to Jackson.

Johnny Jermaine Coleman is charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, 3 counts of possession of a controlled substance, felony fleeing, and multiple traffic violations.

The chase started just before 9:30 p.m. on Monday. Madison Police said an officer noticed a 2006 Volkswagon Jetta driving suspiciously around Madison Avenue and Grandview Boulevard. Investigators said when Coleman noticed the officer, he tried to elude him.

The pursuit went south on I-55 into Ridgeland and eventually to Jackson. The chase ended at Newman Avenue and Eminence Row when Coleman apparently drove into a wooded area. An officer crashed into a tree, attempting to avoid Coleman’s vehicle. Investigators said the officer has a minor hand injury.

During his arrest, Coleman was found with ecstasy, hydrocodone, marijuana and a HiPoint semiautomatic handgun. Officers also found a license plate inside Coleman’s vehicle that was registered to another car.

Coleman was booked into the Madison County Detention Center. He is awaiting his initial appearance in court.

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