Natchez man leads officers on a high-speed chase

Published 12:03 am Wednesday, June 20, 2012

FERIDAY— After allegedly breaking a window at his ex-girlfriend’s house and getting pulled over by a Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Office deputy, a Natchez man led three local police agencies on a high-speed chase through the Miss-Lou Tuesday.

A CPSO deputy responded to a 911 call on Calhoun Road in Ferriday at approximately 9 a.m. regarding an attempted break-in, CPSO spokesman Capt. David Hedrick said.

After completing an investigation, the deputy informed the dispatch office to be on the lookout for Thaddus Mayberry, 33, of Natchez, who officers suspected broke his ex-girlfriend’s window in an attempt to gain entry to her house.

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Mayberry also had a bench warrant for failure to pay fines, Hedrick said.

Another deputy pulled over Mayberry’s Mitsubishi Gallant on U.S. 84 in front of Miss-Lou Oil in Vidalia.

After running his license, the deputy asked Mayberry to step out of the vehicle to make an arrest for the bench warrant charge, Hedrick said.

“He took off toward Natchez going 75 mph through red lights and on the shoulder of the road at times,” Hedrick said.

During the pursuit, Vidalia Police Department officers also joined the chase.

Mayberry crossed the bridge into Natchez, where Natchez Police Department officers intercepted him near the Natchez Mall, Hedrick said.

“He fled around the back of the mall’s parking lot, got out and ran on foot toward Longwood antebellum home,” Hedrick said.

Mayberry, 12 King Circle Drive, Natchez, was booked into NPD for the bench warrant for failure to pay fines charge and was extradited to Louisiana for the remainder of the charges.

At the CPSO, Mayberry was charged with aggravated flight from an officer, red-light violation, reckless operation, improper passing, speeding, remaining on premises after being forbidden, felony criminal damage to property and attempted simple burglary.

Hedrick said the cooperation of all the Miss-Lou authorities were crucial in apprehending Mayberry.

“When we work together, we get more done and do it more efficiently,” Hedrick said. “The main goal is to get offenders that are committing these crimes off the streets.”

No bond was set for Mayberry as of Tuesday night.