Man sought on gun charges flees into woods, eludes police

Published 6:33 am Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Officials are still looking for a Mississippi man who ran away from a state trooper Sunday night.

Local news outlets report the search continued Monday for 37-year-old Kristopher Kellum.

Lowndes County Chief Deputy Greg Wright says the trooper responded to a disabled vehicle in a turn lane on U.S. 45. When the trooper pulled up to the car, a man fled into nearby woods.

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Officials identified the man as Kellum, a Hamilton resident who is wanted for illegal possession of a gun by a convicted felon.

Law enforcement personnel used dogs and drones to look for Kellum on Monday but didn’t find him.