A McCarley man has been arrested and charged with felony fleeing by the Carroll County Sheriff’s Department after a high- speed chase in the Teoc area over the weekend.
Carl Edward Bullard, 40, was apprehended early Saturday morning.
Bullard was pulled over by Carroll County deputies around 1 a.m. for having a switched car tag on his white Nissan, said Sheriff Clint Walker.
Bullard then decided to flee the deputies, resulting in a high-speed car chase, Walker said.
The car chase, which lasted about 8 miles, began on County Road 89 and continued onto County Road 73. Bullard eventually stopped driving and was arrested, Walker said.
Bullard, at the time of his arrest, was out on bond from felony drug charges. He had in his possession a stolen firearm, a 7mm-08 bolt-action rifle, according to Walker, who theorized that Bullard might have fled because he “knew if he got caught he would be held in jail.” Bullard was also charged with possession of a stolen firearm by a felon.
As of Monday, Bullard was being held at the Carroll-Montgomery County Regional Correctional Facility in Vaiden.
The Sheriff’s Department made two other arrests in separate incidents over the weekend, both on Sunday.
Jason Lee Parker, 36, of Attala County was charged with a third-offense DUI.
Quindarius Etrel Andrews, 19, of Leflore County was charged with felony possession of more than 30 grams of marijuana during a traffic stop at the intersection of Mississippi 35 and U.S. 51.
Both Parker and Andrews were taken to the regional correctional facility and were released on their own recognizance on Monday.
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