By Brad Locke
PONTOTOC – A late-night pursuit led to the arrest of a Pontotoc man and left four police cars with damage.
Robert Sisco, 32, of Thaxton, faces a felony fleeing charge and several misdemeanor charges after leading police on a chase from Ecru in Pontotoc County into Union County late Monday night. He is in Pontotoc County Jail awaiting a bond hearing, having already been out on bond for a charge of possession of meth with intent to distribute.
Mississippi Highway Patrol spokesman Ray Hall said at approximately 10:40 p.m., Ecru police attempted to stop Sisco for traffic violations, and Sisco fled officers instead of stopping.
He finally was stopped and arrested about 40 minutes later when he crossed the median and began traveling west in the east-bound lanes of state Highway 6, near Highway 336 in Union County.
During the pursuit, Sisco allegedly collided with four patrol cars – two state trooper units, a Pontotoc Police unit and an Ecru Police unit. All cars received minor damage, and one Pontotoc officer was treated and released with minor injuries.
Ecru police are leading the investigation.
Several agencies aided in stopping Sisco, including Union County Sheriff’s Office, New Albany Police, Pontotoc Police and MHP.