January 23, 2023

Tupelo Police Charge Wanted Suspect After Pursuit And Vehicle Crash

Morgan Howard

Source: Tupelo PD
On January 12, at around 12:15 pm a Tupelo Patrol Officer noticed a black Nissan Altima driving south on South Green near Cliff Gookin in a reckless manner.
The Altima was speeding and pulling into oncoming northbound traffic.
Officers lost sight of the Altima in the area of South Green and South Gloster.
Just moments later the officer relocated the Altima turning west onto Cliff Gookin from Gloster and attempted to stop it.
The Altima stopped momentarily in the turn lane but then rapidly accelerated west on Cliff Gookin where it collided with an eastbound SUV.
Officers began helping the occupants of both vehicles.
The adult driver of the red SUV was transported to NMMC ER for treatment of reported non-life-threatening injuries. The passenger in the Altima was transported to NMMC ER in serious but stable condition.
The driver of the Nissan Altima was transported to NMMC ER in serious but stable condition.
The driver, 20-year-old William Shumpert (Tupelo) had a felony warrant issued in July 2022 for a shooting into a vehicle charge that stemmed from a November 2020 incident.
A warrant was also issued for Felony Fleeing related to the January 12, incident.
On January 19, Shumpert was arrested on both felonies after being discharged from medical treatment. On January 20, Tupelo Municipal Court Judge Weir ordered him held without bond.
The additional charges will be presented to the Lee County Grand Jury.
Source: Tupelo PD

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