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This weekend a chase took police from across the Gulf Coast on a pursuit from Pascagoula to Biloxi. Between gunfire and high speeds, no one was injured thanks to quick police work and cooperation. News 25’s Hank Davis brings us an update.
A neighborhood in Mobile is where it all started. Terrell Lee Johnson assaulted a man before forcing his mother and brother into their car at gunpoint and headed towards Mississippi.
After a wild chase along the Gulf Coast, Johnson is behind bars in Jackson County thanks to quick police work and cooperation from several local agencies. Jackson County Sheriff Mike Ezell said, “It was a big relief, number one because of the shooting, but number two anytime you have a chase there’s always that danger of civilians being injured and that’s the last thing we want to happen. People don’t realize how fast these things happen and you know from Pascagoula to Biloxi wasn’t very long.”
At his initial appearance, Johnson’s bond was set at $50,000. He’s being charged with one count of assaulting a police officer. If Johnson fails to meet his bond, a preliminary hearing is set to be held at the Jackson County Courthouse on April 10th. However, even if he does make bond, he’s still facing serious charges in Alabama and he’s expected to be extradited across state lines.
Despite Johnson discharging multiple firearms, no one was injured during the chase that took officers from Pascagoula to Biloxi. Captain Tracy Wilson with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department said, “Well it’s dangerous and it worked out okay after it was all over and he’s in jail and the victims are back at their house.”
With that charge of assault on a police officer and additional kidnapping and assault charges in Mobile, it’s likely that Terrell Lee Johnson won’t be walking the streets anytime soon.

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