Two men caught after pursuit

Two men will face charges related to an attempted escape from a Mississippi Highway Patrol trooper Thursday in Myrtle.

According to spokesman for the Highway Patrol, the incident began when the trooper stopped to investigate a vehicle located outside a Myrtle business around 4 p.m.
When the vehicle drove off, the trooper gave pursuit, the spokesman said.  Shortly after, the vehicle stopped and two men jumped out and made an escape attempt on foot.
One of the men, Laranzo Spencer, 25, of 597 Reaves Rd., in Holly Springs, was arrested quickly, but the other man escaped into the woods.
According to Union County Sheriff Jimmy Edwards, deputies with his department aided in the hunt for the second man, Royle Strickland, 24, of 309 Strickland, Ashland.
Edwards said Strickland was located and arrested approximately two hours later.
The sheriff said that Spencer will face charges of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute in Marshall County.
Meanwhile, Strickland, the driver of the vehicle, was charged with a DUI, no driver’s license, no proof of insurance, failure to yield to blue lights and making an improper turn.
Edwards said he will also face charges related to manhunt.

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