Rankin County Deputies Pursue Ward 3 Felon into Flowood Lake
On Saturday May 28th, 2016, at approximately 10:15 p.m., a Rankin County Deputy was on patrol when he came into contact with a Blue Saturn Ion displaying a paper dealership tag. This vehicle matched the description of a suspect vehicle in a larceny earlier in the day. When the deputy activated his emergency lights, the suspect vehicle began to flee from the deputy. The suspect was driving at high speeds and drove in and out of the median on Old Fannin Road. The vehicle turned onto Flowood Drive and drove onto North Airport Road towards Lakeland Drive. Flowood Police had spike strips set up to disable the vehicle. The suspect saw the Flowood units and turned off the road and crashed through a gate at a business. The vehicle continued to flee and drove on a gravel road and went straight into a small lake. The suspect exited the car while it was sinking. Deputies and Flowood Police ordered the suspect to surrender. The suspect would not comply initially and officers went into the water after him. While officers were moving towards him they saw him take jewelry from his pockets and throw into the water. The suspect next started swimming away from the officers. Officers caught up with him right as he reached the bank. The suspect initially resisted arrest, but was taken into custody by deputies and Flowood Police.
Anthony D. PERRY
215 Road of Remembrance (Driver’s License Address)
Jackson, MS 3920942 year old male
The suspect was identified as convicted felon, Anthony D. PERRY of Jackson, MS. Perry has prior arrests for Shoplifting, Embezzlement, Receiving Stolen Property, Petit Larceny, and Identity Theft in Mississippi and Lottery Fraud in South Carolina.
PERRY is being charged with Felony Fleeing and Grand Larceny and will appear before District Attorney Michael Guest and County Court Judge Kent McDaniel for an initial appearance.
Kingfish note: Perry is apparently a resident of Ward 3.