On Thursday night Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office deputies were informed Hunt County Sheriff’s Office had identified a vehicle stolen out of Arizona travelling east bound on I-30. A Hunt County Investigator followed the vehicle as it entered Hopkins County until marked patrol units could intercept the vehicle.
Deputies initiated their overhead lights on their patrol units near mile-marker 115 in an attempt to conduct a high risk traffic stop. The vehicle failed to stop and a short pursuit ensued. After deploying tire spike strips the vehicle came to a rest in the median of the interstate near mile-marker 124.
Deputies gave instructions to exit the vehicle and lie on the ground to its occupants. The two occupants complied and were taken into custody.
The driver of the vehicle was identified as Donell James Jr. and the passenger as Mya Shyann Harris, both of Phoenix, Arizona. James is charged with Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, Evading Arrest or Detention with a Vehicle, and Fraudulent Use or Possession of Identifying Information. Harris is charged with Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle. Both are being held at Hopkins County Jail. Bond has not been set.