October 30, 2020

Husband leads trooper on high speed chase after wife exits car on Brookhaven highway, claims she was shot at

BROOKHAVEN — A woman who said her husband shot at her Friday morning exited their vehicle at a busy Brookhaven intersection on U.S. 84 before the husband led a trooper on a high-speed pursuit, the authorities said.

An off-duty Lincoln County sheriff’s deputy assisted the woman while a trooper with the Mississippi Highway Patrol pursued the vehicle, a black Dodge Challenger, at high speeds on Hwy. 84, according to a statement from Cpl. Brandon Fortenberry with MHP. The suspect, Claude Montgomery, 44, of Brookhaven, fled on Fern Lane, where the trooper lost sight of the vehicle. The incident was reported at 7:15 a.m.

The woman did not appear to be injured, but was taken to King’s Daughters Medical Center for observation, Sheriff Steve Rushing said.

Deputies were still searching for Montgomery Friday morning.