At approx. 11:40 P.M. Monday, officers of the Clinton Police Dept. were notified of a shoplifting that had just taken place at Wal-Mart on Hwy 80 in Clinton. The suspects had taken computer and electronics equipment. The tag on the suspect vehicle was switched and we are investigating the possibility that the car is stolen. The suspects were spotted by CPD officers as they left the parking lot and headed east toward Jackson.
CPD officers attempted to stop the vehicle but the driver chose to flee through west Jackson and Clinton Police Officers pursued in accordance with existing state law. JPD was notified and they did respond by blocking side streets. The suspect continued to flee until he crossed over into oncoming traffic and struck another vehicle on Capitol St. at Tennessee Ave. in Jackson.
The driver of the 2nd vehicle was killed in the collision. Our condolences go out to his family.The driver and passengers of the suspect vehicle were all taken to UMC where they remain. The driver of the suspect vehicle has not been positively identified.
Donnell Williams Johnson
1005 Country Club Dr., Jackson,
28 years old
No drivers license, but he has 6 outstanding tickets (4 with Ridgeland PD, 2 with MHP).In 2013, he was convicted of 4 counts of auto burglary, sentenced to 7 years, got 3 years suspended and 3 years probation.
Here is a picture of the deceased victim, Lonnie Blue, Jr.