Suspects involved in shooting at Gluckstadt police during chase make initial court appearance

Published: Mar. 10, 2023 at 6:52 AM CST
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MADISON CO., Miss. (WLBT) - Two people had their initial appearance in court regarding shots fired at Gluckstadt officers during a chase Thursday night.

Javontea D. Warren, 26, was given a $350,000 bond on charges of felony fleeing in a motor vehicle, receiving stolen property, and accessory after the fact.

Meanwhile, Anteious A. Edwards Jr., 17, was given no bond on the charges of two counts of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer x 2 and receiving stolen property.

A large police presence formed on the I-55 Frontage Road late Thursday after police tried to pull over a stolen 2003 Honda Civic around 11:30 p.m.

According to authorities, the car involved was stolen from Canton earlier this month during an armed carjacking.

Investigators say the driver refused to pull over and led officers on a chase south along the interstate from the Gluckstadt Road exit to Mississippi 463, where the suspects’ vehicle took the exit and continued along Galleria Parkway.

At one point during the chase, police say the backseat passenger in the car started firing shots at officers, forcing Gluckstadt Police to return fire.

Eventually, the stolen vehicle drove off the road into the woods on Galleria Parkway in Madison.

Warren, Edwards, and a 15-year-old reportedly got out and ran away before law enforcement could take them into custody. The 15-year-old will not face charges and has been released.

Anteious A. Edwards Jr., 17
Javontea D. Warren, 26
(L-R) Anteious A. Edwards Jr., 17 Javontea D. Warren, 26(Gluckstadt Police Department)

No injuries were reported.

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