High speed chase Friday reached over 100 MPH, crossed into Alabama

Published 11:49 am Friday, May 3, 2019


A man has been arrested after leading police on a high-speed chase Friday that at points exceeded more than 100 miles per hour.

The driver was identified as Omar Rivers, 61 years of age, of Pearl, Mississippi, according to a press release from Troup County Sheriff’s Office. Rivers was charged with felony fleeing, attempting to elude and reckless driving and is currently in the Troup County Jail.

The TCSO was dispatched to a home invasion at a residence on the 200 block of Fuller Road at 12:30 a.m. Once on Fuller Road, deputies made contact with a vehicle matching the description of the suspect’s vehicle. According to the press release, deputies attempted to pull the vehicle over, but Rivers fled at a high rate of speed down West Point Road and turned onto Interstate 85 Southbound.

Troopers from the Alabama State Patrol were able to flatten the tires on the suspect’s vehicle using stop sticks, according to the news release. The vehicle eventually stopped around mile marker 60 south bound.

According to the TCSO, after deputies were able to speak with the caller, it was determined that there was not a home invasion that in fact it was a dispute over some money, and that Rivers was just unwanted at the location.