March 13, 2024

Three Jackson Men Arrested After Chase Through Multiple Jurisdictions

Morgan Howard

On Saturday, March 9, at approximately 6:00 p.m. an officer with the Madison Police Department attempted to stop a silver 2006 Chevrolet Silverado.

Dispatch advised the officers that the vehicle was reported stolen out of Jackson.

Once the officers attempted to initiate a traffic stop, the vehicle fled northbound at a high rate of speed. It was also noted by officers during the pursuit that the occupants were reaching into the back seat and grabbed what appeared to be two assault-style rifles.

The suspect vehicle then took the Sowell Rd exit where Gluckstadt PD and Madison County Sheriff’s Department assisted with the pursuit. After taking Sowell Road, the vehicle then turned north onto Old Jackson Road where it entered the ditch area and made a U-turn, almost striking an officer, who was getting out of his vehicle.

The vehicle then got back onto the roadway and made its way north onto Highway 51.

The suspect vehicle ultimately wrecked after losing control of the vehicle on Highway 51 just south of Nissan Parkway.

Both occupants of the vehicle then fled on foot, each having a rifle in their possession. After a brief foot chase, JW Clayton III of Jackson, MS was taken into custody and one of the rifles was also located after the apprehension.

Mr. Clayton was later booked in and charged with Receiving Stolen Property (Felony), Felony Fleeing, Conspiracy to Commit a Crime (Felony), and Possession of Marijuana (Misdemeanor).

At approximately 7:00 PM, dispatchers advised that they had just received a call from a passerby that they observed a black male get into a silver Honda Accord on Highway 51 just south of the first stop location.

Gluckstadt Police Department located the Accord and attempted to stop the vehicle which ultimately led to a second pursuit.

That pursuit led officers southbound on Interstate 55 and entered the Madison city limits where a Madison PD officer then led the pursuit into Jackson city limits where he lost sight of the vehicle.

Through an extensive investigation, it was learned that the driver of the Honda Accord was identified as Anthony Demetric Thomas, and the other occupant was identified as Tyler Devon Myles, both of Jackson.

On Tuesday, March 12, 2024, Mr. Thomas turned himself in to the Madison Police Department where he was booked and charged with Felony Fleeing, Conspiracy to Commit a Crime (Felony), and Accessory After the Fact (Felony).

Also, on Tuesday, March 12, at approximately 5:00 PM with help from the Jackson Police Department, Capitol Police Department, and the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, Tyler Devon Myles was taken into custody at a home in Jackson.

At this same house, the silver Honda Accord was located and recovered, where it was later towed from the scene.

Mr. Myles was booked in and charged with Receiving Stolen Property, Felony Fleeing, Conspiracy to Commit a Crime (Felony), and Aggravated Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer.

The Madison Police Department said they wanted to express their gratitude to the Madison County Sheriff’s Office, Rankin County Sheriff’s Department, Gluckstadt Police Department, Capitol Police, Jackson Police Department, and The Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics for their assistance in the investigation and the apprehension of all individuals involved.

Each individual involved will have their initial appearance in the City of Madison Municipal Court and will be presented to the Madison County Grand Jury before District Attorney John “Bubba” Bramlett.

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