Man arrested on indictment alleging multiple vehicle burglaries

Published 1:01 am Friday, February 23, 2018


NATCHEZ — A Brookhaven man was arrested this week after being indicted for allegedly burglarizing four vehicles and stealing a truck on the very day he led law enforcement officers on a high-speed chase in February 2017.

Marquis A. Flowers, 24, 426 East Independence Road, Brookhaven, was served an indictment with one charge of stealing a GMC Sierra and four charges of breaking into and stealing from vehicles parked on North Meadow Road and Forest Drive.

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In February 2017, the Adams County Sheriff’s Office charged Flowers with fleeing or eluding police and the Natchez Police Department charged him with stealing a vehicle.

A sheriff’s deputy attempted to pull Flowers over for a seat belt violation, but Flowers fled, causing the deputy to pursue him.

Police officers reportedly joined the chase and recorded Flowers traveling at approximately 70 miles per-hour on a busy street.

When the chase entered a high traffic area, the deputy slowed and called the chase off for fear of public safety.

Original reports say Flowers then abandoned his vehicle in the Melrose-Montebello neighborhood and stole the GMC Sierra, which he reportedly used to drive back to Brookhaven.

At the time, Flowers was wearing an electronic monitor and was on probation for a vehicle burglary conviction in Lincoln County.

Flowers’ probation and parole officers confirmed with the monitor that Flowers was in the area at the time of the thefts and car chase.

Flowers was being held in the Adams County Jail with a bond set at $50,000 Thursday morning.