Pursuit ends in crash on Cooper Road; 1 in custody

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) —  One person is in custody after leading the Hinds County Sheriff’s Department on a chase with a toddler inside of the car. 

Hinds County Sheriff’s Department Major Pete Luke said 30-year-old Johnathan McCray was arrested.

The incident happened around 7:20 a.m. Deputies tried to make a traffic stop on I-20 near Thomas Road  in Bolton on a vehicle they believed was stolen. Authorities said they believe the tags were switched on the car.

When the deputy walked up to the car, McCray allegedly starting shouting and using obscene language. He then took off, officials said. His 2-year-old child was also in the car.

The chase lasted for about 15 minutes. It ended when McCray crashed his car into another vehicle on Cooper Road in Jackson. Authorities said a mom and her 4-year-old child was inside of the vehicle that McCray crashed into Friday morning.

McCray is facing several charges, which include child endangerment. We’re also told he is also wanted by police in Southaven, Jackson, and the DeSoto County Sheriff’s Department.

He is being held at the Hinds County Detention Center in Raymond.

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