A Winona man is in police custody after leading law enforcement on a 10-mile pursuit through Montgomery County.
Mondello Lee Holman was arrested by the Winona Police Department and charged with felony fleeing, felony possession of a controlled substance, misdemeanor possession of marijuana, and several traffic violations.
According to Captain Dan Herod, chief investigator for the Winona Police Department, around 8:45 a.m. on Wednesday, Winona police officers conducted a traffic stop on Powell Street. During the stop, the driver of the vehicle fled law enforcement and officers pursued.
“The pursuit carried on for over 10 miles that went through residential neighborhoods, highways, and county roads and reached speeds over 100 miles per hour,” Herod said in a release.
Herod said the pursuit finally came to an end on Lodi Road when the driver lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a tree. A foot chase ensued, with police and Montgomery County deputies apprehending the suspect within a short distance from the scene.
A passenger in the vehicle was transported to Tyler Holmes Memorial Hospital in Winona with non-life threatening injuries.
Herod said police seized 80 individual-sized bags of crystal methamphetamine, cash, and an undisclosed amount of marijuana during the arrest.
Holman is currently out on bond for felony drug possession charges, Herod said.
“I would like to thank the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department, the Carroll County Sheriff’s Department and the Mississippi Highway Patrol for their assistance in the pursuit and apprehension of this individual,” Herod said.
Bond was set at $125,000, and a preliminary hearing has been set for January 28 at 9 a.m. in Winona City Court.