A suspect remains behind bars after he allegedly struck a pedestrian with his vehicle and later escaped from the police department after his initial court appearance.
Daniel Ellison, 31, was charged with aggravated assault with a motor vehicle and felony escape. He is currently being held at the Yazoo County Regional Correctional Facility, awaiting another court appearance.
The incident occurred on East Twelfth Street last Monday.
“Ellison struck a pedestrian with his vehicle,” said Chief Andre Lloyd. “The victim remains at the University Medical Center at this time, seeking medical attention. The incident is still under investigation as we try to gather all the facts.”
Ellison received a $100,000 bond last Wednesday for the aggravated assault charge.
“While being brought back to his cell, Ellison fled and escaped out of the Yazoo City Police Department,” Lloyd said. “But he was quickly detained by Yazoo City officers near Gilberts Lumber.”