Meridian man arrested for hit and run

JONES COUNTY, Miss – Deputies with the Jones County Sheriff’s Department arrested a man for hit and run.

According to the JCSD, deputies were dispatched to Sharon Road but received information on the way to the scene that the victim of the accident was chasing the suspect, Christopher Watson.

Watson was located but failed to yield to sheriff’s deputies for approximately 15 miles.

The pursuit entered Laurel city limits and the Laurel Police Department assisted by using a spike strip. He was later apprehended.

Watson is charged with felony fleeing in additional to several misdemeanor charges.

His bond was set at $8,000.


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