The Clarksdale Police Department arrested a man for felony on the run after officers attempted a traffic stop and he allegedly fled.
The man was later arrested and taken into custody in Catalpa Street on Friday.
Jadarion Clark, 24, of Clarksdale, has been charged with reckless driving, running stop signs, fleeing a crime and impaired driving, police say. Clark spent the night in the Coahoma County Jail and was arraigned Saturday before Judge Derek Hopson and released on his own recognizance.
Police said incidents like this traditionally saw at least a $20,000 bond.
Clark was first spotted by police on Sunflower in a Dodge Charger with what officers believed to be illegal gear and a traffic stop was initiated. Police say Clark turned onto Third Street and reached speeds well in excess of the posted speed of 30 mph as he traveled the length of Third Street without stopping.
“SkyCop certainly helped us with this incident and allowed us to see the speed this car was traveling at,” Police Chief Robbie Linley said. “This community has had two people killed in less than a year by a getaway motorist in Arkansas. We are fortunate that no one was injured in this incident.
The speed limit in Clarksdale is 25 miles per hour unless otherwise noted. Police have urged motorists to slow down in residential areas this summer as children often play near the street.
Police also reported several incidents in which cars parked on downtown streets were hit at night.
On Sunday, May 29, around 6 a.m., police responded to the 1400 block of Alan Drive.
Upon arrival the victim was taken to hospital and officers spoke to a witness who said upon arriving home he saw a black woman stab the other woman in the head area and neck.
The victim was taken to hospital and police reports indicate an investigation led to an arrest later that night.
Police say Tyesha Neshawn Gibson, a 29-year-old black woman, has been charged with one count of aggravated assault in connection with the alleged stabbing on Alan Drive.
Aggravated assault is defined as injuring or threatening a person to cause them to fear for their life or assault with a weapon. He faces up to 20 years in prison and a $10,000 fine. An adult who assaults a minor can see the sentence increased to 30 years in prison.
motor vehicle theft
On Friday, May 27, at approximately 5 a.m., Clarksdale Police received a report of a stolen vehicle.
Police reports indicate the vehicle was taken by a black woman and later recovered by the owner.
On Saturday, May 28, at approximately 11:30 a.m., police spoke to a complainant from the 600 block of Walnut who said she had been gone for several weeks and upon her return her home was broken into and two televisions were taken.
Any person found guilty of having broken into a home or the interior door of a dwelling, whether or not armed with a deadly weapon, and even if, at the time when the dwelling house is not occupied, with intent to commit a crime, will be placed in the custody of a the Mississippi Department of Corrections for at least three years and not more than 25 years.
The crime is aggravated if the person has a previous conviction for burglary.
Clarksdale Police were called to the 700 block of Pecan Street following a burglary report. Police said the minor was taken into custody at the scene of the burglary.
On Friday, May 27, at approximately 11 p.m., the Clarksdale Police Department responded to the 500 block area of Oakhurst to a commercial burglary call.
Upon arrival, officers observed one shattered window and one completely shattered window and the back door was open. The owner later told police that nothing seemed to be missing.