Arrest made in weekend case
by Courtney Warren
Dec 11, 2013 | 2138 views | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend | print
After a police chase this weekend and an investigation by the Mississippi Highway Patrol an arrest has been made.

On Saturday, Trooper Charles Lamb attempted to make a traffic stop in Bolivar County at 10:58 p.m.

According to Trooper Tony Dunn, public affairs officer, a black Dodge truck was traveling east on Miss. Highway 446 near Dahomey National Wildlife Refuge and when the driver refused to stop, Lamb and several other troopers along with local law enforcement began a 34 minute chase throughout the county.

The truck led the officials through "several back roads before ditching the Dodge in Mound Bayou where the driver and a passenger fled on foot."

An initial investigation of the vehicle found that the truck tags had been switched and information was gathered in an attempt to identify the driver and the passenger.

After more investigating an arrest warrant was issued for Wautesse Bell, 24, of Mound Bayou.

He was arrested and charged with felony fleeing.

A judge denied him bond due to Bell already being out on a previous felony charge.

The passenger has not been charged.