When police officers in Kosciusko, Mississippi responded to a call regarding a car accident that had occurred, they weren’t aware that the two individuals who had been involved in the accident were wanted suspects in four different states.
It was June 13th, around 9:00 p.m. when police arrived at North Jackson and West North Streets they located a vehicle that had been in a wreck but there were no occupants inside. Police Chief Herbert Dew said that the accident occurred “pretty far off the roadway” but that there were still witnesses there and ready to share what they saw. One individual told police that they saw a man exit the vehicle and run north as well a woman, although they didn’t see where she went.
When officials looked for a tag to identify who the vehicle belonged to, there was no tag so they ran the VIN. The vehicle came back as stolen out of Arkansas and there was even BOLO (Be On the Look Out) issued for the car. The BOLO alert contained two names, Lessie Earl Proctor and Annastasia Coenen. The Clarion Ledger said the two were wanted in Florida for robberies and carjackings as well as for allegedly committing crimes in Arkansas, Iowa, and Illinois as well.
As surprised as officers were to learn that this vehicle had been stolen and the two suspects were wanted in several other states, they were even more shocked when they came across a woman lying on the ground a few hundred yards away from the accident scene. Police identified her as Coenen and called an ambulance to transport her to a local hospital as she had sustained injuries.
Still, Proctor was nowhere to be found.
Police searched all night and finally received a tip that Proctor may have been spotted in the area between 3:00 a.m. and 4:00 a.m. When officers located him, he fled on foot which led to a foot chase. Although he was able to get away, it wasn’t long before police were able to locate him again. An officer who had just finished his shift saw a man who resembled Proctor in the parking lot of a Tractor Supply store. It was him and he was taken into custody. He was taken to Kosciusko Police Department and was charged with possession of stolen property and possession of a weapon by a felon. As for Coenen, the source indicated she had not yet been charged with anything.
Driver Caught on Gas Station Camera Spinning Out of Control in Mississippi Charged with DUI
The woman who was behind the wheel of the speeding vehicle in Flowood, MS whose car spun out of control and landed between two gas pumps was driving drunk.
Another strange accident occurred in Mississippi that was actually captured on a video surveillance camera at a gas station in Flowood [Source:Clarion Ledger]. In the video you see a vehicle coming down the roadway and then go out of control and land between two fuel pumps. Although the woman managed to walk away without sustaining any serious injuries, she didn’t get out of being charged for her reckless driving. It turns out, the woman was driving while under the influence and was arrested. She did post bond, however, she will want to retain a MS drunk driving accident attorney as DUI charges are nothing to take a chance with.
Anytime you are involved in a wreck in Mississippi, whether you are at fault or not, it is important that you speak with a Jackson, MS car accident lawyer as they can explain what your rights are and if you are entitled to pursue compensation for the damages caused. The car crash lawyers at the Law Offices of Malouf & Malouf, PLLC., are some of the most knowledgeable attorneys in the field and can help you with your case.
The fact is, after a car accident occurs, dealing with claims, insurance agents, and sometimes even police can be too much of a burden for someone who has just sustained an injury. Therefore, rather than have to worry about dealing with the multiple parties that are now involved, let this team of accident lawyers step in and assist you.
You can reach the Law Offices of Malouf & Malouf, PLLC. at:
501 E. Capitol Street
Jackson, MS 39201