MADISON COUNTY, MS (WLBT) - A patrol officer with the Madison Police Department attempted to conduct a traffic stop for a vehicle that was driving on a flat tire on Madison Avenue Sunday morning around 10:30 a.m. Three people were in the car.
The driver of the vehicle, who has been identified as Randy Dejuante Stuckey of Jackson, failed to stop for the officer and continued north onto Grandview Boulevard. He came to a stop at the Sam’s Club Tire Center.
After obtaining identification information on Stuckey, the male passenger, identified as Kendrit Alexander Crosby of Taylorsville, exited the vehicle. He was immediately taken into custody for disorderly conduct after he failed to comply with the officer. A female passenger, an employee of Sam’s Club, Chesa Antoina Lewis of Jackson, also exited the vehicle and went inside the store where she allegedly placed a small amount of marijuana in a trash can. She was later arrested during the investigation.
The driver discarded a firearm on scene and fled from the traffic stop.
Officers pursued the vehicle as it traveled east on Madison Avenue towards Highway 51. They attempted to deploy spike strips to stop the driver. He swerved toward a Madison police officer at Montgomery Street and Madison Avenue and avoided the spike strip system. The vehicle then traveled south on Highway 51 into the city limits of Ridgeland.
He was taken into custody near Ridgeland City Hall after a brief foot pursuit.
All three suspects appeared in court on Monday.
Stuckey is being charged with felony fleeing a law enforcement officer, assault on a law enforcement officer, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and multiple traffic violations. He was given a $900,000 bond for the felony charges and $11,000 for misdemeanor charges.
Crosby is being charged with disorderly conduct failure to comply. He was given a $500 bond.
Lewis is being charged with possession of marijuana. She was given a $500 bond.
This case remains under investigation at this time.