Man On Probation Leads Cops On Foot Chase, Busted On Firearms Charge
A local probationer was recently arrested and jailed on firearms charges after attempting to flee on foot from law enforcement officers during a traffic stop. His escape plan was unsuccessful, as the man fell into a ditch and sustained multiple injuries to his forehead.
According to officials with the Coffee County Sheriff’s Office, agents with the Douglas-Coffee Drug Unit conducted a traffic stop on a white, 2004 Chevy Tahoe in the area of U.S. Highway 221 North and Cross Road for failing to stop at a stop sign on Wednesday, January 10, around 1:00 p.m.
The driver, identified as 41-year-old Mitchell Shahee Jump, attempted to flee from officers on foot, but was “quickly apprehended” when he fell into a ditch, injuring himself with lacerations to the forehead in the process.
A search of the vehicle yielded the discovery of a loaded, 12-gauge shotgun, which Jump later admitted in an interview he was aware was in his possession.
Jump is incarcerated in the Coffee County Jail and faces the charge of Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.