April 1, 2022

Pike County couple arrested after police pursuit

Therese Apel

Michael Lashawn Hawkins and Alice Wilson

On Thursday night, a Pike County couple was arrested on various charges after a traffic stop that became a pursuit.

The Pike County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division and the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics were conducting drug and criminal interdiction at local hotels when they attempted to conduct a traffic stop on Delaware Avenue in McComb with a black 2010 Kia Forte.

At the time, the car failed to stop, which then led to a pursuit. It eventually came to a stop on Cedar Street and Oak Street in Summit and the driver fled on foot. After a brief chase, the driver was apprehended. The driver was identified as Michael Lashawn Hawkins.

Hawkins is being charged with Felony Fleeing, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, and has outstanding warrants out of Florida for 4 counts of Robbery. The passenger of the vehicle, Alice Williams, was charged with Disorderly Conduct.

The McComb Police Department and the Summit Police Department both assisted in the pursuit and arrest of the suspects. No bond has been set as of yet.

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