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Chase that went from Tunica to Memphis caught on camera

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The wild pursuit was all caught on the dashboard camera of the Walls Police Chief Gary Boisseau. The wild pursuit was all caught on the dashboard camera of the Walls Police Chief Gary Boisseau.
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(WMC-TV) - Moments after an elderly couple was carjacked in the parking lot of Bally's Casino in Tunica, the suspect was spotted by a Walls, Mississippi officer.  The ensuing pursuit from Mississippi to Memphis was all caught on camera.

Suspect Yarley Lyons went to great lengths to avoid arrest.  The wild pursuit was all caught on the dashboard camera of the Walls Police Chief Gary Boisseau.

"Our police chief, Gary Boisseau, was listening on the radio and intercepted the vehicle which came through the town of Walls," said Walls prosecutor Stan Little.

Little walked Action News 5 through the chase from the moment Boisseau caught up with Lyons' stolen car on Highway 61.  At one point, the champagne-colored Bonneville pulled over.

"Both officers get out of their respective cars with both their guns drawn," said Little.  "As they approach the suspect's vehicle, he takes off."

Lyons crossed the state line into Memphis and finally bailed out when Boisseau rear ended him at Third Street and Western Park Drive.  Lyons disappeared into the woods on foot.

He ran to his mother, Christine.

"Yardley told me he had been there two days gambling, trying to double some money," she said. "He said when he saw the car, he just went for the car. He wanted to come home."

Christine Lyons couldn't stand her son's status as a wanted man.

"I turned him in," she said. "I'd rather see him in the jailhouse than be visiting a cemetery."

Now Lyons faces possible prison time, something from which his mother hopes he learns.

"He did something terrible. Extremely bad," his mother said. "I'm so sorry this was my child. I'm so sorry it was Yardley."

Little, meanwhile, said criminals should know they are not protected by the boundaries of jurisdiction when the public's safety is at risk.

"I hope that sends a message that regardless of what you do, if you come down here dead set on committing a crime, we're going to pursue you wherever you may go," said Little.

Lyons has been transferred from Shelby County to Tunica County.  He is facing charged of carjacking, kidnapping and robbery.  His bond was set at $300,000.

He could face additional charges for running from police in Mississippi and Memphis.

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