On January 21, at 3:40 am, officers of the Madison Police Department saw a 2010 Acura traveling at a high rate of speed northbound on Interstate 55 in the City of Madison.
A traffic stop was attempted on the vehicle with the assistance of Gluckstadt Police Department; however, the car failed to yield and continued northbound on Interstate 55.
Madison County Sheriff’s Department was notified and attempted to deploy spike strips near the Nissan Parkway.
The vehicle turned off its headlights and exited onto Nissan Parkway.
A Pafford ambulance was in the area and notified officers that the vehicle was traveling on Nissan Parkway toward Hwy 51.
Madison County Sheriff’s Department, Canton Police Department, Gluckstadt Police Department, and Madison Police Department began searching the area for the vehicle. They found it on Liberty Street near the Piggly Wiggly Grocery Store.
Responding units attempted to stop the vehicle again; however, the vehicle continued to elude officers and eventually lost control.
The vehicle struck a tree in the yard of a residence on North Liberty Street in Canton, Ms. Emergency personnel were notified and responding officers took the driver of the vehicle, 20-year-old Jacameron M. Hampton of Jackson, Ms into custody. The passenger, Willie James III of Jackson, was treated on the scene and transported to University Medical Center for injuries sustained in the accident. I
Investigators responded to the scene of the accident and the investigation is ongoing at this time.
Jacameron Hampton is currently charged with Felon Fleeing from a Law Enforcement Officer and multiple traffic offenses. He is being held at the Madison County Detention Center where he awaits his initial appearance. Additional charges are possible.