One of the three burglary suspects arrested Wednesday after a high-speed chase that ended with a vehicle flipping near The Alluvian now faces additional charges.
Marquellis K. Davis, 20, 403 Third Ave. N., is charged with felony evading, possession of a stolen weapon and burglary in connection with the Wednesday break-in and theft of guns and ammunition from the residence of longtime Greenwood merchant Murray Kornfeld.
Davis was previously charged with numerous traffic infractions as a result of the chase, which police believe was connected with the burglary. He remained in the Leflore County Jail on Friday.
An officer saw a 2010 Toyota Corolla, driven by Davis, speeding down Leflore Avenue around midday Wednesday, Police Chief Terrence Craft said. Police began chasing the vehicle, which also included two other male suspects.
The vehicle crashed into a Ford sedan at the intersection of Fulton and West Church streets, causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle and hit a Chevrolet Malibu that was parked along the westbound lane of West Church Street, right next to The Alluvian. At least four other vehicles parked on West Church Street close to the hotel were damaged.
Guns and ammunition were recovered from the scene. Craft has said they were stolen from Kornfeld’s home on West Claiborne Avenue Extended.
Aside from the three male suspects, who were all arrested immediately following the wreck, no other persons were injured from Wednesday’s crash, the police chief had said.
The two other suspects had not been charged Friday. Craft could not be reached for comment Friday afternoon on whether they were likely to be charged.
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