Police chase nets two Bay burglary suspects
By Dwayne Bremer
Jan 25, 2013, 17:27
Two burglary suspects were captured Friday morning after leading police on a vehicle chase across the city, Bay St. Louis Police Chief Mike De Nardo said Friday.
According to Lt. Detective Robert O'Neal, BPD received a call about a possible burglary at a residence on Highway 90 at 7:58 a.m. Friday.
Police were told a white male suspect was seen coming in and out of a wooded area and putting items in a green Honda Accord.
Police were able to locate the vehicle, but the driver--later identified as Melissa Ann Ferguson-Pipps, 33--of Waveland refused to stop and led police on a short chase, O'Neal said.
During the chase, either Pipps or a male passenger, later identified as Michael Hunter-Scott, 23, of Cleveland, Tex. began throwing evidence out of the window of the car, O'Neal said.
O'Neal and De Nardo were able to stop the car near the intersection of Old Spanish Trail and Turner Street and both suspects then surrendered.
The Waveland Police Department also assisted in the pursuit, De Nardo said.
Ferguson-Pipps was charged with grand larceny, burglary, and felony fleeing. Her bond was set at $30,000.
Hunter-Scott was charged with burglary and grand larceny. His bond was set at $35,000.
Both subjects were transported to the Hancock County Jail.
BPD Detective Don Grey recovered the stolen items which were tossed from the vehicle during the pursuit.