RANKIN COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) — Law enforcement officers are conducting a manhunt in Rankin County.
Rankin County Undersheriff Raymond Duke tells WJTV that law enforcement officers were in pursuit of a stolen vehicle. Duke said the sheriff’s department and Brandon Police joined the pursuit.
He said two 16-year-olds were in the car. We’re told the vehicle ran off the road near mile marker 60 on I-20 East.
One person was taken into custody; Duke said they are looking for a second person who ran away on foot.
A helicopter is in the air searching for the person. Duke said K9 officers are on the ground aiding in the search.
Deputies said they found stolen electronics and a gun inside of the car.
Duke said the car was reported stolen out of Jackson last month.
This is a developing story. WJTV will provide updates as we get them.