Hit-and-run in Ridgeland leads to chase into Jackson

Jackson, Miss. (WJTV) – A hit-and-run in Ridgeland leads to a chase that ended in Jackson.

According to the Mississippi Highway Patrol, it started at Highway 51 near Lake Harbor Drive when the driver of a Buick LeSabre hit another car.

We’re told the driver of that green LeSabre, who has been identified as Johnny Burks, left the scene of that accident.

Authorities pursued him, and the car came to a stop on I-220 at Hanging Moss.

We’re told Burks and another man got out of the car and took off running.

After a brief scuffle, both men were taken into custody.

We’ll bring you more details about this investigation when they become available.

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