Man on the run leads Mississippi troopers on high-speed pursuit — rams trooper’s vehicle before wrecking car in front of apartments

Published 6:51 am Tuesday, December 26, 2023

A man on the run with outstanding warrants from the Mississippi Department of Corrections attempted to evade a Mississippi Highway Patrol checkpoint and led MHP officers on a high-speed pursuit in Adams County Saturday evening.

Richard NormanMHP officer Craig James said Richard Norman, 51, was driving a Cadillac DTS that tried to evade a safety checkpoint near Powlett Road. He led officers on a pursuit that continued even after the vehicle left the roadway several times and rammed into a MHP unit, James said.

Norman was eventually taken into custody when his vehicle wrecked and became “stuck” at the Kenny Graves Apartments.

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He was taken to Merit Health Natchez hospital and treated.

Norman is currently in custody at the Adams County Jail with a warrant for possession of a weapon by a convicted felon from MDOC, James said.

More details will be added to this story when they are available.