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Man who fled Pearl traffic stop hospitalized following car and foot chase

Romello James.....Source: Pearl PD Romello James.....Source: Pearl PD
PEARL, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Pearl Police say a man who ran from a traffic stop Wednesday night is hospitalized and a facing felony fleeing charge. 

Police say they attempted to stop the suspect, 20-year-old Romello Shance James, for a traffic violation at the intersection of Old Brandon road and Pearson Road. The vehicle, occupied by James and four adult occupants, continued south on Pearson Road and took I-20 west toward Jackson.

After he crossed the Pearl river, James tried to take the State Street exit at approximately 90 mph. The vehicle spun out while taking the sharp turn and came to rest on the off ramp.

Officers say the driver got out of the vehicle and jumped head first over the bridge, approximately 50 feed to the ground and hit numerous trees on the way down.

James led police through a storm drain before coming out near the banks of the Pearl River. He was apprehended as he attempted to take the officer's gun.

He was tazed, but refused medical treatment at the scene. However, he began to complain of pain when he arrived at booking and was taken to an area hospital.

Upon release he'll be booked for felony fleeing and additional charges are pending. None of the passengers were charged.

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