1 in custody, 1 wanted after manhunt in Rankin County

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.

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