14 Year Old Car Thief Arrested After Struggle With Police (Video)


Southaven police officers took down a car burglar after a chase ended in a parking lot.

Officers were called about a vehicle stolen from the 400 block of Cherry Tree Lane on Sunday afternoon.

While en route, an Southaven officer spotted the stolen vehicle in the area of Elmore Road and Goodman Road.

Police said the driver tried to enter a parking lot near Mi Pueblo Mexican Restaurant to hide from them when he lost control of the car, hitting several parked cars and a sign.

The driver was taken into custody after a brief struggle that included an off-duty officer from Arkansas helping Southaven officers make the arrest.

The driver, a 14 year old from Memphis, was taken to DeSoto County Juvenile Detention Center. He’s charged with taking a motor vehicle, felony fleeing, and simple assault.

Editors Note: Great Job Southaven Police..