Wanted convict nabbed in Greene Co. after chase – wife arrested too
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Man wanted by George Co. and MDOC arrested locally after wrecking stolen truck
From Staff Reports
A Jackson County man wanted by the Mississippi Department of Corrections and officials in George County was captured in Greene County Monday after a day on the run from authorities.
Levi Kade Nelson, 31, of Tearose Lane, Moss Point, was apprehended just before sunset Monday afternoon on Brushy Creek Road, not far from the George County line. Authorities had been searching for
Nelson since early Monday when police responded to a call about a wrecked vehicle.
According to Sheriff Stanley McLeod, 911 dispatchers received a call around 9 a.m. Monday reporting a vehicle that had run off the road in Brushy Creek and crashed through some agricultural fencing. When a deputy arrived on the scene, Nelson fled in the truck, but due to at least one blown tire ditched the vehicle and fled into the woods on foot.
“We believe he was trying to figure out how to get help to fix the blown tire on the vehicle when our deputy arrived on the scene,” McLeod said. “He immediately took off in the truck, but only made it a couple of hundred yards before jumping out and taking off on foot.”
“When we checked on the Nissan pickup, it turned up to have been reported stolen from Jackson County.”
McLeod said officers spent several hours trailing Nelson through the woods, but finally abandoned the search after heavy rains caused the K-9 unit to lose his trail. However, it wasn’t long afterward that
Nelson apparently made his way to a nearby residence and asked for a ride. The property owner reportedly called the sheriff’s office to report the unwanted visit. MHP Trooper Pat Burch was the first to respond to the call from dispatchers and spotted Nelson walking up to another residence nearby. Burch was able to apprehend Nelson without incident.
Nelson is charged in Greene County with possession of stolen property (MHP) and is being held on a warrant from the Mississippi Department of Corrections. It is likely he will also face charges out of Jackson County related to the stolen pickup.
Nelson was sentenced in Jackson County in May 2016 for possession of stolen property and wanted by MDOC for violation of probation. He is currently under indictment in George County on charges of possession of a stolen vehicle and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon.
UPDATED (March 13): Nelson’s wife was reportedly arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle on Tuesday as well after authorities in Jackson County found her with a vehicle that had been reported stolen. That arrest ended up leading authorities to yet another stolen vehicle on Causey Road in Greene County.