Brookhaven man eludes deputies

Published 9:03 am Friday, February 24, 2017

A Brookhaven man wanted here for a parole violation led Adams County Sheriff’s deputies on a high-speed chase Wednesday after law enforcement tried to pull him over for a seat belt violation.

Adams County Sheriff Travis Patten said Jawon Williams, 25, reportedly fled from deputies after deputy Walter Mackel tried to pull Williams over on Hwy. 61 North at the city limits for the traffic violation.

Patten said Williams allegedly refused to pull over and led Mackel on a chase until Mackel “used good judgment” and called off the chase in the area of Walmart because of Williams’ high rate of speed.

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Natchez Police officers then spotted Williams reportedly traveling approximately 70 miles an hour and chased him until he allegedly abandoned his vehicle in the Melrose-Montebello area and fled on foot.

Patten said Williams has an extensive criminal history, including arrests for armed robbery and controlled substance violations.

Williams is currently wanted in Brookhaven for a parole violation and is a suspect in two home invasions.

“These are the types of criminals we work to make sure they stay out of Adams County,” Patten said.

Williams is facing charges of felony fleeing and eluding law enforcement in a motor vehicle in Adams County.

Williams’ last known address is 632 N. Sixth St. in Brookhaven.

Anyone with information about Williams’ whereabouts is asked to call Adams County Sheriff’s Department at 601-442-2752, Brookhaven Police Department at 601-833-2424, or CrimeStoppers at 601-823-0150. Tips leading to an arrest may be eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000.

Jawon Williams

Jawon Williams