MPD: Officers led on pursuit after witnessing drug transaction

Published: May. 22, 2023 at 6:37 PM CDT|Updated: May. 23, 2023 at 1:02 PM CDT
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UPDATE: Mobile police arrested a 21-year-old Mobile man following a chase that that ended with the suspects’ vehicle crashing into a house.

Ray O’Cain is accused of second-degree receiving stolen property and tampering with physical evidence.

Ray O’Cain
Ray O’Cain(Mobile County Metro Jail)

A female who had been in the vehicle was released while another male suspect escaped, police said.

O’Cain was booked into the Mobile County Metro Jail on Monday and later released. His bond hearing is scheduled Wednesday, jail records show.



MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - Police said they were led an a vehicle pursuit after witnessing a drug transaction involving known gang affiliates.

The transaction occurred at the 3700 block of Moffett Road and the driver refused to stop after police initiated a stop, according to MPD.

Authorities said the occupants of the vehicle discarded two firearms during the chase, one of which was altered.

An unrelated vehicle crashed into a police car, but nobody was injured, according to police.

Officials said the suspects’ vehicle struck a house at the 2800 block of Pages Lane causing minimal damage and no injuries.

Police arrested a male and female, but another male was able to escape, according to MPD.

Authorities said the investigation is ongoing.