Suspect in stolen truck stopped after chase through north Mississippi

Deputies lead Michael Wages into a squad car Tuesday. (photo Daniel Rubio, WREG)

DESOTO COUNTY, Miss. — A suspect wanted for auto theft and commercial burglary was stopped Tuesday near the Tate County line after a chase that began in Marshall County.

The Marshall County Sheriff’s Department said one of their deputies spotted a stolen vehicle and chased the suspect into DeSoto County. Deputies from Marshall, DeSoto and Tate counties were involved.

They were able to stop the suspect on Smith Road near the county line. Authorities say he was driving a stolen truck.

Michael Wages is currently charged with fleeing from law enforcement and authorities say other charges are pending. Wages just got out of prison in May and is currently on parole, officials said.
Mississippi’s Department of Corrections has contacted  the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department and asked them to put a hold on Wages.

The scene where deputies stopped the suspect near the Tate County line.