Sheriff Tim Nail said his department is searching for a subject that fled from Deputies.

Sheriff Nail said at 12:09 pm Attala Deputies, MedStat EMS, The Mississippi Highway Patrol along with Attala Fire and Rescue responded to a report of an MVA on highway 19 north just north of Springdale Church.Emergency personnel arrived on scene and found one vehicle had hit an embankment. No injuries were reported in the accident.

While working the accident and controlling traffic, a vehicle came through the scene in a reckless manner and was asked to pull over to the side of the road so deputies could speak with him, Nail said.

The male subject then exited the vehicle and fled on foot into the woods. Sergeant Walters deployed K9 Victor to help track the subject. According to Nail they are continuing  the search for the subject.

Nail said the vehicle had Holmes county plates.

The Sheriff said Walters was able to provide a good description of the male. He was described as a black male wearing a black t-shirt with a white and gray jacket or shirt. His hair was about to his shoulders in length according to Walters.

As of news time deputies were still on location continuing the search.

If you have any information you are urged to contact the Attala Sheriff’s Department at (662) 289-5556 or your local 911 Dispatch.


  1. Sam Jones says:

    Haven’t seen no kind of reports about the sheriff’s dept and now that its election time, its everywhere. Since Monday the 11th, 8 different articles about what the sheriff is doing. Now don’t get me wrong, I am glad they are putting away the people that need to go, but why all of a sudden we are seeing all of this at once? Sheriff turning it into Breezy? Breezy now reporting? Interesting questions.

  2. Debbie says:

    Thanks for keeping out highways safe for all travelers!!! Looking for to the update that he has been identified and captured!!

  3. JoJo says:

    Sheriff’s department has had ongoing arrests for past years..stollen property recovered as well as drug busts. Every election time, there is always someone claiming “it’s only at election time”… pay attention folks and don’t believe the rhetoric that goes on!! This happens all the time. Such negativity is not good at any time!!

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