January 31, 2023

Jones County: Three arrested after vehicle pursuit

Mary Apel

Jones County Sheriff’s Department narcotics agents arrested three people and detained one other person on Monday following a short vehicle pursuit In Ellisville.

JCSD narcotics agents arrested the following individuals after the vehicle pursuit ended with the fleeing vehicle crashing on Blank Street in Ellisville:

Paul Marsh, age 40 of Ellisville, was charged with Felony Fleeing, Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute, and Sale of a Controlled Substance.

Eric Cooley, age 26 of Laurel, was charged with Possession of Paraphernalia.

Destiny Holifield, age 22 of Laurel, was charged with Resisting Arrest and Shoplifting – Less Than $250.

Kenneth Shirley, age 42 of Ellisville, was initially detained on a Investigative Hold, but was later released without charges.

All four individuals were in the fleeing vehicle driven by Paul Marsh which nearly struck a road construction worker on Blank Street during the pursuit.

Multiple JCSD units responded to the pursuit and were assisted by Ellisville Police Department units. All four individuals were transported by JCSD to the Jones County Adult Detention Facility.

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