Man leads Mississippi cops on chase, tries to run over deputy, who fired back

Published 6:49 pm Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Authorities say a Mississippi man who engaged deputies in a standoff earlier this month has been arrested after leading deputies on a chase and trying to hit one of them with his truck.

WDAM quotes Perry County Sheriff Mitch Nobles as saying that 35-year-old Gregory Lee Friend was charged with assault on an officer and felony eluding.

Deputies were first alerted to a report Tuesday that Friend had been in a physical confrontation with his mother. Nobles says that when they arrived, Friend was driving away and didn’t stop.

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Friend was able to elude spike strips in the road, but was stopped by a deputy who shot into his truck. He was arrested and no injuries were reported.

Nobles says Friend was involved in a three-hour standoff with deputies earlier this month. Perry County is east of Hattiesburg.