PEARL, Miss. (WJTV) — A Pearl police pursuit ended in a crash in Jackson Tuesday afternoon.
Pearl Police Lt. Brian McGairty said a man who officers believed was using a stolen credit card at the Outlets of Mississippi led authorities on the chase.
26-year-old Dustin Antonio Bibbs was arrested. Bibbs is from Los Angeles, California.
It started around 3 p.m. A description was given of the suspect from mall staff and police were notified.
We’re told an officer in the parking lot approached Bibbs and police said he took off in a blue Dodge Charger down Riverwind Drive. He went down Pearson Road and turned on Highway 80 and officers continued to follow the driver.
McGairty said the driver turned left into West Jackson onto Gallatin Street and got on the interstate
He wrecked the car on I-55 South near McDowell Road. Lt. McGairty said Bibbs ran from the car through a wooded area into a nearby business where he was arrested.
Bibbs is charged with 12 counts of identity theft, one count of credit card fraud, and one count of felony fleeing.
McGairty said Bibbs was not injured, but he did request medical attention once they arrived at the police station.