Man wanted for attempted murder arrested after chase, shooting at officers

Published 12:31 pm Thursday, June 30, 2022

A man wanted for attempted murder has been arrested following a high-speed chase and shots fired at law enforcement in Brookhaven.

At approximately 8:12 a.m., a Mississippi Highway Patrol trooper attempted a traffic stop for speeding on a 2020 Toyota Camry near mile marker 26 on Interstate 55 northbound, according to Cpl. Craig James.

The vehicle fled from the trooper, who pursued the vehicle until another trooper successfully deployed spike strips, deflating the Camry’s tires near mile marker 38 at Brookhaven. The car continued to Exit 40, traveling east to Hwy. 51, then south before turning east on Brookway Boulevard.

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By this point, the pursuit had been joined by officers with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and the Brookhaven Police Department.

The suspect lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a raised concrete curb on Brookway Boulevard near South Cleveland Avenue. The driver, Kentrell Brumfield, of Farmerville, Louisiana, fired several shots at law enforcement before surrendering.

Brumfield, 34, has been booked into Lincoln County Jail on two counts of attempted murder, possession with the intent to distribute marijuana, possession of methamphetamine, felony fleeing, convicted felon in possession of a firearm, and speeding. No injuries were reported during the incident, James said.

Criminal charges are also pending from the Brookhaven Police Department.

The incident remains under investigation by MHP.