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Columbus Man Charged With Disobeying An Officer

Sammy Young Jr

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI)-One Columbus man is in jail after leading Columbus Police on a chase through downtown Columbus.  Tuesday, an officer attempted to make a traffic stop after a white Mercury Grand Marquis performed a rolling stop.  The car was allegedly driven by Sammy Young Jr. who then took off on police leading them through downtown before Young ditched his vehicle and took off on foot.  Officers apprehended Young after he tried to jump a fence. Young is charged with five counts of Disobeying a traffic control device, Reckless Driving, Failure to Yield to blue lights, Suspended driver’s license, No insurance, Possession of a stolen firearm, Possession of paraphernalia, and Disobeying a police officer.