May 8, 2023

Two charged after allegedly running from Pearl police, wrecking in Jackson

Therese Apel

Pearl Police have charged the driver and passenger of vehicle involved in a pursuit early Friday morning, May 5, that ended in an accident in Jackson.

Jevarious Gibson, 21 of Jackson, is charged with felony fleeing, possession of a stolen firearm, no license plate and no proof of insurance. The passenger, 23-year-old Jaylon Gibson, also from Jackson, is being charged with possession of a stolen firearm and drug possession. Both are currently hospitalized as a result of the accident and will be taken into custody upon their release.

A Pearl Police Officer attempted a traffic stop on a 2022 Red Dodge Charger at 12:40 a.m. on Friday, May 5, for no license plate at the intersection of Hwy. 80 and Hwy. 49. The driver fled westbound on Hwy. 80 and got on I-20 westbound at Gallatin St. in Jackson. The Charger sped down I-55 to Daniel Lake Blvd. The Charger wound up on Raymond Rd. where it struck a 2019 Jeep Cherokee at the intersection of Ellis Ave. and Raymond Rd. The jeep was occupied by six teenagers who were all injured in the crash. Pearl officers performed CPR on one of the victims from the Jeep until Jackson Firefighters arrived on scene. The driver and passenger of the Charger, as well as the occupants of the Jeep, were transported to UMMC with various injuries.

When investigators entered the information on the Jeep Cherokee into the NCIC database, they were alerted that Jackson Police reported the vehicle was taken in an armed carjacking on May 2 in the city of Jackson.

Both the Jackson Police Department and the Hinds County Sheriff’s Department were requested to work the accident investigation but refused. The Pearl Police Department contacted the Mississippi Highway Patrol for assistance. MHP continues its investigation and will determine if any charges will be filed stemming from the accident.

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