When Marion Police Chief Ben Langston saw a woman passenger in a car he was chasing in the Linmore East subdivision Monday morning jump from the back seat and get rolled over by the vehicle, he just knew his morning wasn't starting out in a good way.

Fortunately for the woman and another female passenger in the vehicle that ultimately slammed into a home under construction, no serious injuries were sustained.

The driver of the vehicle, identified by Langston as Bobby Ray Carlisle, 50, of Meridian, managed to escape while Langston was tending to the two women. A search for Carlisle was conducted including bringing in a K-9 officer but the suspect had slipped through a wooded area to freedom — for the time being.

"We are currently looking for Carlisle and if anyone has information about his whereabouts they can contact us, the Meridian Police Department or the Lauderdale County Sheriff's Department," said Langston Monday afternoon.

Langston said the chase began as a welfare check on one of the females who was borrowing the car from a friend. The friend was concerned about the woman and his car and notified LCSD deputies. A LCSD investigator came across the car just inside Marion and a Marion police unit tried to make a traffic stop. Langston said he joined the pursuit as the vehicle, he said was driven by Carlisle, zipped by him heading for the subdivision.

"He ran up in the front yards of other homes and across driveways before he finally slammed into the house," Langston said. "As the woman was trying to get out of the car the car ran over her legs. Fortunately she was on soft ground but it looked much worse."

The home, according to Langston, suffered a large gash in one wall where the car impacted. Langston said Carlisle, seemingly unconcerned with the health of the woman lying on the ground and the other passenger pinned inside the car, bolted from the scene into the woods.

Langston said there are multiple warrants issued in Carlisle's name including one for felony fleeing.

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