UPDATE: Suspect of manhunt by multiple Mississippi agencies captured Wednesday morning

Published 10:07 am Wednesday, December 29, 2021

The suspect of a manhunt in Simpson County has been arrested.

Willie Qualls was arrested near JJ’s Shell Station in Mendenhall shortly before 8 am Wednesday, according to the Simpson County Sheriff’s Department.

Multiple Mississippi law enforcement agencies were searching for Qualls, who led officers on a chase on US 49 near Magee Tuesday afternoon before running a stolen vehicle into the woods near railroad tracks.

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The Simpson County Sheriff’s Office posted the request on social media for all residents to make sure their vehicles are locked with the keys removed during the manhunt.