Two arrested after chase in Simpson County

Tristan Scruggs (left) and Bruce Parker (Right)
Tristan Scruggs (left) and Bruce Parker (Right)(Simpson County Sheriff's Office)
Updated: Dec. 13, 2020 at 10:51 AM CST
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SIMPSON CO., Miss. (WLBT) - Two men are in custody after leading authorities on a chase through Simpson County on Saturday.

Simpson County deputies said the men were attempting to sell a stolen semi-truck.

It is reported Mendenhall police tried to stop the semi-truck on U.S. Highway 49, as the passenger, Bruce Parker, jumped from the truck while it was moving. Parker was apprehended by police and taken to a local hospital.

Bruce Parker
Bruce Parker(Simpson County Sheriff's Office)

Simpson County deputies continued to chase the driver of the semi-truck, Tristan Scruggs, through Mendenhall, Martinville, and Magee.

Scruggs eventually drove the truck into a wooded area, where he jumped from it and fled on foot.

Deputies then surrounded the area and used a K9 to find the suspect.

Deputies said Scruggs was arrested and taken into custody at the Simpson County Adult Detention Center.

Both suspects are facing numerous felony and misdemeanor charges.

Tristan Scruggs
Tristan Scruggs(Simpson County Sheriff's Office)
Stolen semi-truck in Simpson County
Stolen semi-truck in Simpson County(Simpson County Sheriff's Office)

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