MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A 22-year-old was arrested after a high-speed police chase from Mississippi to Memphis involving a stolen barbecue food truck.
Holly Springs, Mississippi authorities say it began Wednesday morning, when the owner of Smokey Corner BBQ got a call from his friend who had spotted somebody suspicious around the food truck.
The friend called police who, eventually pulled the suspects over near the I-22 ramp to Memphis.
It was during that stop that the suspect allegedly hit a Holly Springs officer on the shoulder with the side view mirror and sped away.
Police pursued the truck towards Memphis with the suspects reaching speeds of 120 miles per hour.
In Olive Branch, police laid spike strips along the interstate. The action flattened all of the truck’s tires and broke the rear axle of the trailer.
The sparks caused a fire on the trailer, but did little to stop the suspects, who continued into Memphis.
The pursuit eventually came to an end at Lamar and Pearson, and both suspects were detained. One of the suspects was identified as 22-year-old Nickalaus Jones of Memphis.
Jones will face charges of grand larceny, felony fleeing, aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer and disorderly conduct when he’s returned to Holly Springs, law enforcement there said.