The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department has released new details related to a brief pursuit Monday in the Big Branch Road and Rocky Ridge area.  Click to hear KMZU’s Chelsea Wade talk with Sheriff Kerrick Alumbaugh:

Kerrick Alumbaugh

Residents were asked to stay in their homes and avoid the area.  Alumbaugh said information quickly led them to believe the situation was not as serious as initially suspected.  “A deputy attempted to make a traffic stop on a misdemeanor offense.  The alleged suspect attempted to run from authorities and at that time we were not sure on the severity of the situation.  When someone runs that hard from you it usually means there is more to the incident.  Once we confirmed that it was just a traffic related incident, we pulled back.  However, we are actively pursuing a case against this individual.”

If you have any information, you’re being asked to call the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department at (660) 259-3622.