A man wanted in Mississippi for crimes, including arson, was arrested in Tuscaloosa following a car pursuit that occurred as deputies attempted to apprehend him Thursday.

According to a news outlet in Mississippi, Jimmie Lashan Roby was charged with cyberstalking and arson in Kemper County after a woman filed a complaint against Roby, her ex-boyfriend, for allegedly sending text messages to her phone and through social media apps where he threatened to kill her and her mother.

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Kemper County Sheriff James Moore told the outlet an investigation into the allegations was launched and evidence connected Roby to a house fire that occurred Wednesday where the home was destroyed and the family's dog was killed.

Sergeant Josh Hastings, a Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office spokesperson, said a request was made by Kemper County to take Roby into custody after it was determined he was working at a business in Vance.

Hastings said units set up an area near Roby's place of employment and initiated a traffic stop after his vehicle was located. Roby fled the scene and abandoned his vehicle on I-20/59 near exit 89.

Roby was taken into custody after a short foot pursuit where he was charged with one count of attempting to elude. He was booked into the Tuscaloosa County Jail where he is being held on a $3,000 bond.

Moore said Roby was charged with two counts of cyberstalking/email threats and harassment and two counts of arson. Roby will be extradited to Kemper County once the charges in Tuscaloosa are resolved.

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