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Two Men Lead Police on High Speed Chase in Jackson

JACKSON -- A Jackson woman reported her car stolen, which led to a high speed pursuit.

Early Sunday morning, Jackson Police officers responded to a fight call at Southern Sizzlers Café, 1921 North Highland Avenue. A witness pointed to the occupants of a gold Nissan Altima as having something to do with the fight. The officers initiated a traffic stop, but the vehicle sped away.

While the car was being pursued, Jamyra Carter, 23 of Jackson, called and reported that her car had just been stolen from the location of the disturbance. Jackson Police pursued the vehicle onto Interstate 40, east bound. The car reached speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol then joined the pursuit and continued to chase the stolen car. The pursuit ended in Humphreys County, near Hurricane Mills, Tennessee. The two occupants of the car were arrested and brought back to Jackson. They were identified as William Franklin Murphy, 20 and Equaris Dajuan Clark, 19, both of Jackson.

They were arraigned in Madison County General Sessions Court Monday morning on several charges relating to the pursuit. The investigation is continuing and they could also face additional charges in Jackson City Court.