Photo released of 31 year old “Melvin Lynch” who was arrested after running on foot from the Mississippi Highway Patrol prior to a traffic stop. Lynch was clocked for speeding on Highway 145 just South of Quitman late last Sunday evening, as Lynch pulled over in the abandoned parking lot at Hwy 18 & 145 truck stop location he then fled the vehicle on foot into a nearby wooded area. Clarke County Sheriff Deputies and Constable were called to assist with the search efforts. After a long 2 hour manhunt in the heavily wooded & brier thicket area Law Officers made the arrest of Lynch.
Lynch; was charged with multiple traffic violations including: Speeding, DUI, Child Endangerment, No Seat belt, Careless Driving, Suspended Drivers License, No Insurance, and Failure to Comply with Officer.
Two other suspects were in the vehicle and taken into custody at the time of the traffic stop. Officials also tell CCHT that Lynch is said to have been involved with several other incidents in and around the Quitman area involving being naked in public and being disorderly.