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Man charged with assaulting officer, DUI

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) — A Tupelo man faces charges after leading police on a pursuit through a residential area.

Officers charged Jansen C. Bell, 34, with felony evading and aggravated assault on a police officer.

Investigators say Bell refused to stop his vehicle for a routine traffic stop and fled through a residential area.

Bell eventually abandoned his vehicle after it was damaged.

He was confronted by an officer and ordered to the ground, but Bell allegedly refused to comply with the orders and assaulted the officer.

After a brief struggle, Bell was taken into custody.

The officer was treated for minor injuries by medics.

Bell was also charged with DUI second offense.

He is currently being held in the Lee County jail on a $75,000 bond.





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