Assault, Kidnapping, And Car Chase In Jackson

Photo source: WLBT-TV Channel 3.


JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — A prime-time assault and kidnapping played out on Jackson television stations yesterday afternoon. Around 4:20 pm a Jackson PD Officer witnessed an unidentified black woman being assaulted by an unidentified black man driving a white Honda Accord. According to reports from WLBT-TV Channel 3 the officer observed the woman try to get his attention before the man snatched her into the car and drove away traveling south on Methodist Home Road. The car took off at a high rate of speed and the officer pursued but collided with two other vehicles at the intersection of Northside Drive near California Ave. The officer, along with the driver of a Chevy Equinox, and the driver of a Volkswagen Jetta were all injured and transported to local hospitals. The driver of the white Honda Accord escaped the scene with the woman he was seen assaulting. Police are searching for both. They were last seen in the area of Northside Dr. near Livingston Road in Jackson. Police are asking anyone with any information to call 601-960-1234 or 601-355-TIPS (8477).

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