Pursuit leads to arrest

A suspect is in custody following a residential burglary in the Potts Camp area late Sunday afternoon, according to Marshall County Sheriff Kenny Dickerson.

Officers responding to a call to the area spotted the suspect’s vehicle at a location south of Potts Camp, he said.

Officers believed Tyrone Alexander Bell, 30, of the 300 block of Hill Street, Holly Springs, had committed a burglary in the area, Dickerson said. The suspect attempted to gain entry into the house through windows and doors, and prior to leaving took items from the porch, he said. The stolen items were located on the edge of a rural road near where the burglary occurred.

“It is our belief he planned to come back and retrieve the items after dark,” he said.

A BOLO (Be On Look Out) was issued by the sheriff’s department and the Holly Springs Police Department and a pursuit of the suspect’s vehicle ensued. It was spotted as it entered the City of Holly Springs, Dickerson said.

The driver of the vehicle rammed one of the sheriff’s patrol cars in an effort to resist arrest, the sheriff said, and then crashed on North Memphis Street in front of the Multi-Purpose Building. The suspect was taken into custody a short distance away.

Bell is charged with numerous traffic violations, including driving with no insurance, failure to yield right of way, improper turn and reckless driving, Dickerson said. He was charged with burglary of a dwelling and with attempting to cause bodily injury to an officer of the law. He remains in jail pending future court action.

Bell was also being sought on a recent grand jury indictment, he said.

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