Home » NEWS » Sheriff: Man did wheelies in chase that ended in fatal crash

Sheriff: Man did wheelies in chase that ended in fatal crash

A man who a Mississippi sheriff says was performing wheelies on his motorcycle during a chase has died after a crash.

News outlets report 29-year-old Joel Davis Jr. crashed his sports bike Wednesday afternoon in Monroe County, southeast of Tupelo. Itawamba County Sheriff Chris Dickinson says one of his deputies was trying to pull Davis over for speeding.

Dickinson says Davis lost control on a gravel road between Amory and Nettleton. He says Davis had been intentionally slowing down and then speeding away during the pursuit. He says Davis at times performed wheelies mid-chase.

The sheriff says Davis was responsive immediately after the crash. He died hours later at a Tupelo hospital.

Dickinson says Davis was wanted for evading law enforcement in Lee County.


… we’d like to ask for your support. More people are reading the Mississippi Business Journal than ever before, but advertising revenues for all conventional media are falling fast. Unlike many, we do not use a pay wall, because we want to continue providing Mississippi’s most comprehensive business news each and every day. But that takes time, money and hard work. We do it because it is important to us … and equally important to you, if you value the flow of trustworthy news and information which have always kept America strong and free for more than 200 years.

If those who read our content will help fund it, we can continue to bring you the very best in news and information. Please consider joining us as a valued member, or if you prefer, make a one-time contribution.

Click for more info

About Associated Press