High Speed Police Chase Ends; Man In Custody

(Memphis) It was a short chase that lasted just under ten miles, but in that time deputies say 42-year-old Derrick Rogers of Collierville rammed two different squad cars as he tried to get away from them.

The chase unfolded around 2 p.m. Wednesday, after deputies tried stopping Rogers at the intersection of Hacks Cross and Parkmont Drive.

They wanted to pick him up on several outstanding warrants, but when they cornered him, he rammed his vehicle into one deputy’s car and took off.

“He didn’t want to stop,” Esfic Johnson said.

Johnson saw the chase on his way home from work.

“I was just getting off work and I saw police cars driving over a hundred miles an hour. I wondered what happened.”

Investigators say they weren’t driving quite that fast.

They ended up cornering Rogers again outside Johnson’s home on Center Hill Road near Olive Branch.

“I pull in the driveway and they had the road blocked and I seen a bad wreck,” he said.

Traffic was blocked as investigators swarmed the area.

Rogers was arrested on his outstanding warrants for theft from Collierville, Bartlett and Southaven.

Now he faces a slew of other charges, including two aggravated assault charges on law enforcement officers in connection with the chase.

Rogers is held on $120,000 bond in the Desoto County Jail.

No injuries were reported.

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