MARION COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – A Marion County deputy is in the hospital after being injured during a chase, authorities said.
Officials said Marion County authorities were helping Lamar County authorities with a chase when it happened.
Marion County Chief Deputy Jamie Singley said Deputy Lance Poirier had surgery Wednesday morning due to the injuries he sustained. Singley said the surgery went well.
Mississippi Highway Patrol Trooper Brett Barfield said 33-year-old Alicia Holifield is charged with felony fleeing. Barfield said other charges are possible.
According to Lamar County Sheriff Danny Rigel, Holifield allegedly stole a car from Ryan Motors dealership in Hattiesburg. Deputies spotted the stolen white Nissan Maxima near WPA Road, heading west towards Marion County.Marion County deputies were called to assist, officials said.
Marion County officials said the pursuit continued on Highway 98 West and went through Foxworth community. The chase ended at the Overhead bridge.
Officials said the vehicle stopped out of sight from the east side of the bridge. They said due to the hidden visibility, another Marion County deputy’s car hit Deputy Poirier’s unit as he was getting out of his vehicle.
Deputy Poirier has been a part of the sheriff’s department for about five years.