WATER VALLEY – A high-speed chase that began in the city and ended in Lafayette County has resulted in a local man facing several felony charges.
The chase began around 9:15 Thursday, Feb. 3, when George Givens, 34, of Water Valley failed to stop for police after a domestic incident. Givens’ route took him from Lafayette Street to Askew to Boyd Street with Officer Nathan Noe in pursuit.
Givens left the city from Boyd to County Road 25 at speeds estimated at around 90 mph. Radio traffic indicated that several vehicles had to leave the road to avoid a collision.
His vehicle blew a tire before hitting a mailbox and running through a fence in the 2000 block of CR 25. Noe reported that Givens was leaving a trail of debris along CR 25 as it turned into CR 376 in Lafayette County.
The damage eventually disabled the vehicle and Givens bailed out with Noe running behind. He was captured after a brief foot pursuit. Officer A. J. Hernandez and Deputies from both the Yalobusha and Lafayette Sheriffs’ Departments assisted.
Givens is charged with felony evasion, resisting arrest, joyriding, and a host of traffic infractions as a result of his run.
Officer Hernandez re-ported the following additional law enforcement activity within the Water Valley City limits during the past week:
• Made three arrests for driving under suspension;
• Made two arrests for DUI, first offense;
• Made an arrest on a county warrant;
• Made an arrest for contempt of court;
• Made an arrest for grand larceny;
• Took a report of child in need of supervision;
• Took a report of trespassing;
• Took a report of simple assault;
• Took a report of disorderly conduct;
• Took a report of malicious mischief;
• Took a report of a residential stove fire;
• Took a report of a civil dispute;
• Investigated three vehicle crashes
• Issued 17 traffic citations.
County Crime Report
Yalobusha Sheriff Lance Humphreys reported an ATV was stolen from Hwy. 51 near Tillatoba on Monday.
While the theft is the first reported incident in recent weeks in the county, Humphreys said several ATVs had been reported stolen in neighboring Tallahatchie County.
“It is always a good idea to secure your ATV, preferably out-of-sight,” Humphreys said.
In other law enforcement news Humphreys reported:
• Deputies took a report of credit card fraud on Feb. 8. Humphreys said the victim’s card number was stolen and used to purchase items that were shipped to the Jackson area.
“We are working to determine information using the address the items were shipped to,” Humphreys said.
• Deputies took a report of malicious mischief on Feb. 5. Humphreys said this incident stemmed from a car chase on Feb. 3 when Water Valley police officers pursued George Givens after he failed to stop following a domestic incident. Givens allegedly ran through a yard during the chase, damaging the complainant’s fence and other property.
• Deputies took a report of domestic violence on Feb. 2. Humphreys said the incident stemmed from an argument between a boyfriend and girlfriend.
• Deputies took a report of grand larceny on Feb. 1.