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UPDATE: Mississippi manhunt continues in Warren County

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BOVINA, Miss. (KNOE 8 News/WJTV) - WJTV has learned that Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace has "cornered" the suspect involved in the manhunt.

The area is bordered by Flowers, to the east, Bovina to the west, and Highway 80 to the south.

Pace also said that the search was suspended last night because it became very dangerous due to the fog.  Currently, there is zero visibility.

ORIGINAL STORY:

BOVINA, Miss. (KNOE 8 News/WJTV) - A manhunt is still underway right now in Warren County. The chase started on Gallatin Street in Hinds County around 7:00 Tuesday night. It ended at the Flowers exit on I-20.

We're told Hinds County Sheriff's deputies initially made a traffic stop to search the suspect for drugs. The driver sped off and led authorities to the Flowers exit. He crashed his car into a downed tree on South Frontage road. The driver threw his drugs out of the car and ran into the woods with a shotgun.

Authorities are searching in the Bovina-Flowers area. Residents are urged to be cautious.

"We ask residents to make sure their vehicles are locked and don't leave your keys in the vehicle in case he's trying to get out of the area," says Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace.

A Hinds Sheriff's deputy was injured during the incident. He was taken to the hospital with non-serious injuries.

We're told Hinds County will be responsible for pending charges.

If you have any information, call the Warren County Sheriff's office or Vicksburg Police.

The suspect's name has not been released. He is described as being a white male in his mid-30s. He has a shaven or balding head. He was last seen wearing a green t-shirt and blue jeans.

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