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Deadly crash suspects remain behind bars

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RANKIN COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A man involved in a deadly high speed collision will remain behind bars. Robert Williams was arrested after leading police on a 20 mile chase Sunday.

Rankin County Judge Kent McDaniel told Williams in court Tuesday morning he is an extreme danger to the public.

Williams faces charges ranging from felony fleeing resulting in the death of another person to multiple counts of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer.

Ridgeland police have charged 34-year-old Jennifer Latrece Ford of Byram with felony shoplifting and providing fake identification to authorities.

The pair allegedly stole two shopping carts full of groceries. Then tried to hit a police officer with their vehicle as they fled.

37-year-old Milinda Clark died after she was hit by Williams' car on Highway-25. She was on her way to pick up her children at church.

Clark was a social worker at Region 8 Mental Health Center in Rankin County.  Dave Van, the executive director said, "She was full of life, single mom made so many sacrifices daily for other people. She was so giving and so caring and she will always be known as the person that came to work everyday for the purpose of serving others."

Tuesday morning Mississippi Highway Patrol crash teams were on the scene where the crash happened, reconstructing the accident.

Meanwhile, Ridgeland Police Chief Jimmy Houston defended his longstanding pursuit policy, saying a police chase is allowed in cases involving violent criminal acts.

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