Yazoo deputies assisted in a high-speed chase from a neighboring county this week that landed one man in jail after drugs and a weapon were discovered in his vehicle.
Terry Gann, chief investigator with the Yazoo County Sheriff’s Department, said Corey Lenoard Boatman fled from the Madison County Sheriff’s Department after their deputies tried to pull him over in a routine traffic stop.
“The suspect fled the scene, arriving in Yazoo County, where we assisted Madison County in the chase,” Gann said. “The chase ended on Old Benton Road, where the suspect jumped out of the vehicle and fled into the woods. He was apprehended shortly afterwards.”
Gann said two large bags of marijuana and an assault rifle were also discovered inside the vehicle.
The suspect was taken to Madison County, but charges are pending in Yazoo County for felony fleeing.