Man charged after fleeing from officers with 6-year-old daughter in car, deputies say

DESOTO COUNTY, Miss. — A man is behind bars after DeSoto County Sheriff’s Deputies say he refused to pull over for a traffic stop.

Nathan Jackson faces multiple charges, including child endangerment, felony fleeing, aggravated assault, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest.

Tuesday around 8:30 a.m., DeSoto County Sheriff’s Deputies said they attempted to stop a white Infiniti SUV on Church Road near Highway 51 in Southaven, Miss., for a traffic violation.

The driver refused to stop and continued east on Church Road to Getwell.

DCSD said the vehicle was known to flee from law enforcement and had done so several times recently.

Southaven Police Officers put down stop sticks and blocked traffic to help keep the public safe.

DCSD deputies used a tactical vehicle intervention to stop the SUV on Getwell north of Goodman Road.

The DeSoto County Sheriff’s Department said the suspect’s vehicle caught fire.

DCSD Sergeant Brooke Defore took action and rescued the suspect’s six-year-old daughter, who was in the vehicle during the pursuit.

The child was unharmed and is now with her mother, according to DCSD.

The sheriff’s department said staff members from a nearby business helped comfort and care for the child until her family arrived.

Jackson has multiple felonies out of Tunica County including possession of a controlled substance and aggravated assault.

Deputies said they found a gun in the car.

“DCSD Deputies did an incredible job keeping the public safe and apprehending Jackson, with no one harmed. We also appreciate the assistance of Southaven Police,” a sheriff’s department spokesperson said.