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Ty Stanford Brooks

A Byhalia man is under arrest and being held in the DeSoto County Adult Detention Center in Hernando after an incident that involved a charge of domestic assault and a high-speed chase that went through Southaven and into the county.

Police accused 35-year-old Ty Stanford Brooks of Byhalia of threatening his girlfriend with a knife, assaulting her and threatening to kill her.

According to the Southaven Police Department, Brooks and his girlfriend went to the Wells Fargo Bank branch on Goodman Road at Elmore, where the woman was able to get some money. However, the woman was also able to alert someone inside of her situation.

That led to officers arriving at the bank, which resulted in Brooks fleeing the scene.

A pursuit followed, which lasted up to 13 minutes, and ended near Dean and Tulane roads in the jurisdiction of DeSoto County, when stop sticks punctured Brooks’ tires and he could go no further. No injuries were reported.

Horn Lake officials became involved in the case when it was determined the assault threat to the victim took place there.

Brooks is facing charges from Horn Lake of aggravated assault-domestic violence and kidnapping. He is facing a Nov. 15 court date on those charges, which total $350,000 in bond money, according to jail information.

From Southaven, Brooks is facing charges of improper passing, reckless driving, running a red light, unsafe operation and felony fleeing with a motor vehicle and felony driving under the influence.

He is facing a Wednesday, Oct. 10 court appearance on those charges.

Bob Bakken is Staff Writer for the DeSoto Times-Tribune

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