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Driver Runs from Police and Lands in Jail

Matt Boster

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Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: Jan 21 2019 8:10 AM

On 01/18/2019 at approximately 10:53 P.M. an officer with the Marianna Police Department observed an extended cab, 2008 Ford pick-up truck, gray in color, traveling West on Lafayette Street. This vehicle had an LED light bar illuminated on the front of the motor vehicle, while travelling on the roads of this state. This high intensity light was observed shinning into the windshields and windows of passing motorists, impairing visibility for the motoring public.

The officer then attempted to affect a traffic stop by activating his emergency lights and siren on his marked patrol vehicle. The driver failed to stop and led the officer down numerous residential roadways within the City of Marianna. After making numerous turns, the driver of the vehicle came to a stop at the dead end of 6th Ave. where officers were able to place the driver in custody.

The driver was identified by his identification card as Richard Hungerford of Biloxi, Mississippi. While attempting to place Hungerford into a patrol vehicle for transport, Hungerford became combative and struck an officer. Hungerford was then placed into the patrol vehicle for transport. Marianna Police Department’s Communications Officer was also able to confirm the status of Hungerford’s driver license as being an identification card only and Hungerford had never obtained a driver’s license.     

Richard Hungerford was placed under arrest on the afore mentioned charges and transported to Jackson County Correctional Facility to await first appearance.

Arrestee: Richard Hungerford


Charges:  Fleeing or Attempting to Elude Law Enforcement Officer

               Battery on Law Enforcement Officer

               Driver must be licensed

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