MHP involved in car pursuit in Rankin County

Robert Dent


RANKIN COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – The Mississippi Highway Patrol was involved in a pursuit early Wednesday evening.

Corporal Eric Henry with the Mississippi Highway confirms MHP was involved in the pursuit.

Cpl. Henry says a MHP Trooper saw a silver Volkswagen going about 103 mph in a 65 speed zone on Highway 49 in Simpson County and attempted to pull the driver over.

The driver did not stop and began driving on the shoulder and between cars.

The driver continued into Florence and Richland.

The driver, later identified as Robert Dent, 26, lost control of vehicle and landed in a ditch at Monterey Road and Highway 49.

The car was later identified as stolen from UMMC.

Dent is charged with speeding, felony fleeing, DUI and other charges; he is currently in the Simpson County Jail.

The Richland Police Department assisted MHP with the chase.



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