Drugs and gun found after convicted felon prompts police chase from Madison to Jackson

The suspect is a convicted felon and faces numerous charges.

Drugs and gun found after convicted felon prompts police chase from Madison to Jackson

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - A police chase ended on Newman Avenue near Eminence Row in Jackson Monday night.

According to police, a Madison Police Department officer was on extra patrol in the business district near Madison Avenue and Grandview Boulevard Monday night, when he noticed a 2006 Volkswagen Jetta acting “suspiciously” in the area. The driver tried to escape the scene after spotting the officer.

Large police presence as chase ends on Newman Avenue in Jackson

A traffic stop was attempted on the vehicle, but the driver didn’t stop -- prompting a chase.

The chase continued south on Interstate 55 into Ridgeland and eventually into Jackson before coming to an end.

The suspect vehicle entered the wooded area at the intersection of Newman and Eminence, and the officer, attempting to avoid the suspect vehicle, hit a tree at the intersection.

Johnny Jermaine Coleman of Jackson was taken into custody at the scene.

He is currently in the Madison County Detention Center on a $250,000 bond. MDOC out of Hinds County has placed a hold on him for the state.

Police found that Coleman was in possession of 17 dosage units of Ecstasy, 13 dosage units of Hydrocodone, marijuana with baggies and scales for distribution, and a HiPoint semiautomatic handgun. A license plate registered to another vehicle was also found inside.

According to records, Coleman is a convicted felon. He will be charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, three counts of possession of a controlled substance, felony fleeing a law enforcement officer and multiple traffic violations.

Coleman was booked into the Madison County Detention Center and will have his initial appearance in Madison Municipal Court in the following days.

No injuries were reported during this incident.

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