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Update: Man sought by law enforcement identified

NEW ALBANY, Miss. (WTVA) — A manhunt is underway this morning in southern Union County.

Sheriff Jimmy Edwards say deputies and the Mississippi Highway Patrol were conducting a traffic checkpoint Tuesday night on Highway 15 South.

Donovan Lipich, 34, was stopped and gave information to law enforcement, then suddenly drove away.

A high speed chase went to an area near the Pontotoc County line north of Ecru, where the man jumped from the vehicle and fled on foot.

Edwards says they are searching an area in the vicinity of County Road 108 and County Road 116 this morning.

Lipich is currently living on Subertown Road in Ecru near the area where the search is taking place.

He has two outstanding felony warrants from Missouri involving probation violations and failure to pay child support.

He also will face felony charges connected with the Union County chase.

The Mississippi Highway Patrol Special Operations Group and the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks SOG are assiting with the search.

WTVA will have more on this story as it becomes available.





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