JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - The man accused of shooting and killing two police officers in Brookhaven over the weekend has had multiple run-ins with the law before.
Marquis Flowers was last arrested by the Adams County Sheriff’s Department on an indictment for burglary of a dwelling and taking away of a motor vehicle.
On February 22, 2017, an Adams County Sheriff’s Office deputy saw the driver of a white Crown Victoria driving without a seatbelt. When the deputy attempted to initiate a traffic stop, the driver took off at a high rate of speed.
The vehicle was pursued for a short time, but the chase was called off due to public safety.
Natchez Police Department intercepted the vehicle a short time later. They observed the vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed. Officers tried to stop the vehicle again and the vehicle fled at a high rate of speed. The chase was called off again for public safety reasons.
The vehicle was later abandoned in a nearby neighborhood where the suspects stole a truck that was later recovered in Lincoln County.
The Crown Vic was registered to Jawon Williams out of Brookhaven.
After investigators talked to Williams, he stated he had loaned his vehicle to Marquis Flowers. Flowers was later arrested and transported to the Adams County Jail.
The Mississippi Department of Corrections was contacted due to Flowers being on parole and wearing an ankle monitor. MDOC stated on the date and time of the pursuit, Flowers was in Natchez.
Flowers was on parole at that time for several counts of Burglary and Conspiracy in Pike and Lincoln Counties.
According to Adams County Sheriff Travis Patten, Flowers was given a circuit court date of August 9, 2018, but he never showed up. There was an active bench warrant on him for contempt of circuit court.
He has a $50,000 bond on those charged.
We will continue to update this developing story.