A Mississippi officer was shot and wounded in Memphis Tuesday.
Officer Roy Hurst of the Southhaven (MS) Police Department was reportedly shot in the arm around 12:30 p.m. He has been released from the hospital and is expected to recover.
WJTV reports Officer Hurst was shot in South Memphis at around 12:30 p.m. after he followed suspect Cody Dimmett from the Memphis suburb of Southaven. Hurst had reportedly run the Dimmett's license plate and discovered he was wanted in another state.
The suspect reportedly stole Hurst’s unmarked patrol car and drove it to St. Francis County, Arkansas, where Palestine police attempted to pull him over for speeding on I-40. Authorities say Dimmett refused to stop.
St. Francis County Sheriff Bobby May said Cody Dimmett was captured by SWAT team members around 7:30 p.m. while hiding behind a house near Palestine. May said Demmitt went peacefully.
A CBS affiliate in Georgia reports Dimmett is wanted in Cobb County for shooting up his neighbor’s house on Sunday and injuring a man after not being invited to the house for game night.
Police in Hoover, Alabama, told WREG that Dimmett led them on a chase Monday which they had to call off.