MADISON COUNTY, MS (WLBT) - A Canton man is slapped with several charges after trying to flee police. It happened shortly after 10 Friday night in the area of California Avenue and Northside Drive in Jackson.
Thirty-nine year-old William Carter resisted arrest after being stopped by Jackson Police for speeding. According to officials he jumped back into the vehicle and drove off, dragging the officer along. The officer managed to free himself then fired several shots into the vehicle.
Carter was later caught by assisting officers. He faces charges including aggravated assault on a police officer, driving under the influence, and speeding.
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