Southaven man arrested for shooting after police chase in north Mississippi

ALCORN COUNTY, Miss. — A Southaven man is behind bars after causing chaos across parts of Tennessee and Mississippi, according to law enforcement.

The Alcorn County Sheriff’s Office said that 28-year-old Micahel Rinehart was arrested after a police chase left a car crashed in the woods and the Southaven man facing charges for a drive-by shooting.

According to the sheriff’s office, deputies in Hardin County, Tennessee called them as they chased a car into Alcorn County.

Deputies in Alcorn County then picked up the pursuit and followed the car into Tippah County where Rinehart crossed over on the highway and started driving into oncoming traffic, the Alcorn County Sheriff’s Office said.

Members of the sheriff’s office followed Rinehart as he turned off of Highway 72, onto a country road and down a wooded trail where he finally got stuck, the sheriff’s office said.

A woman, who the sheriff’s office said was an unwilling occupant in the wild ride, was found and Rinehart ran off before being grabbed by members of the Walnut Police Department K9, Alcorn County Sheriff’s Office said.

According to the sheriff’s office, Rinehart, who lives on Goodman Rd. in Southaven, had an active warrant for a drive-by shooting in Jackson County, Miss.

Now charged with that crime and a series of misdemeanors, Rinehart faces a charge of felony fleeing. He is being held in Alcorn County Jail.