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News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE 2001 Main Street


Contact:RELEASE
Major Robert Sanders Madison, MS 39110
Date: 05/31/2019
Phone: (601) 856-6111 Phone (601) 856-6111
Fax (601) 856-2178

On May 31, 2019 at 4:19pm officers of the Madison Police

Department responded to 175 Grandview Blvd Ste 500 (Ulta Beauty)

regarding a shoplifting in progress. Management stated that a

Hispanic male and a Hispanic female were inside the store

shoplifting. When officers arrived they met with management

outside of the business. During the meeting, a Hispanic male

exited the store and he was identified as one of the suspects

involved in the theft. Officers identified themselves and the

suspect fled on foot towards a parked car in the parking lot.

One of the officers attempted to apprehend the suspect as he

entered his vehicle and the individual fled the scene dragging

the officer. Additional officers pursued the vehicle through the

City of Madison onto Hwy 51 towards the City of Ridgeland.

Officers of the Ridgeland Police Department intercepted the

vehicle as it entered Interstate 55 Southbound. The suspect’s

vehicle attempted to take the Natchez Trace Parkway exit where he

lost control of the vehicle and crashed into the tree line

bordering the Natchez Trace and Interstate 55. Officers of the

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Madison Police Department, Ridgeland Police Department, and

Madison County Sheriff’s Department set up a perimeter after

obtaining information from a witness that the suspect had entered

the wooded area just south of the accident. Metro One provided

surveillance of the area while officers conducted an area search

with the assistance of K9’s from each agency involved. Lauro


Mesa of Tampa Florida was taken into custody without incident.

Additional stolen items were located inside the vehicle that is

believed to be stolen from other jurisdictions including Ruston,

La and Monroe, La. The female accomplice has been identified as

Alvarez Frometa Yarelis of Miami Springs, Florida. She is

currently not in custody; however, the Madison Police Department

is actively searching for her and warrants are being issued for

her at the time of this release. The officer that was injured

attempting to apprehend Mesa Lauro did not suffer life

threatening injuries and he was treated at a local hospital and

released. A small dog was also inside the vehicle at the time of

the accident. A citizen stopped and picked her up and the dog

is currently safe at the Webster Animal Shelter.

30 year old Lauro Mesa is charged with Aggravated Assault on a

Law enforcement Officer, Felony Fleeing, Shoplifting, and Simple

Cruelty to a Dog.

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Additional charges from other agencies are possible to include

possible probation violation from an out of state agency. Lauro

is currently being held at the Madison County Detention center

without bond pending his initial appearance.

MESA LAURO

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ALVAREZ FROMETA YARELIS

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