November 19, 2022

Tunica county deputies seek man who fled traffic stop in handcuffs

Therese Apel

Tunica County deputies are looking for a man who fled a traffic stop in handcuffs early Saturday morning.

Around 2:30 a.m. Saturday, deputies initiated a traffic stop on a black Kia Optima near Highway 61, North of South Harrah’s Parkway. The car was driven was by a black male identified as Devin Dean of Memphis.

While speaking with Dean, deputies noticed a burned marijuana odor coming from his vehicle. Dean admitted to deputies that he had smoked marijuana an hour earlier. Deputies then placed him in handcuffs for operating a vehicle under the influence of a controlled substance.

Deputies allowed Dean to stand outside of the vehicle while an inventory and search of the vehicle was conducted. Dean then fled the scene in handcuffs.

Deputies gave chase and searched the area for hours, but didn’t find him. Dean has outstanding warrants with our agency for Possession of Marijuana in a motor vehicle, Resisting Arrest, and Disorderly Conduct/Failure to Comply. He also has traffic violations which includes, disregard for traffic device, no tag and no insurance.

Devin Dean is 21 years old and resides in Memphis, TN. If anyone know the whereabouts of Devin Dean please contact Crime Stoppers at 662-910-0400 or the Tunica County Sheriff’s Office at 662-363-1411.

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