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Former Ravens Player Arrested After Foot Chase In Miss., Person Of Interest In Missing Man Case

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GEORGE COUNTY, Miss. (WJZ) –  A police pursuit ended with the arrest of  former Baltimore Ravens player in Mississippi. Authorities there say he is also a person of interest in a missing man case.

On Tuesday, a deputies spotted a 1999 Ford Contour speeding erratically on Highway 612 in George County, Miss.

Authorities there say former Baltimore Ravens player Ralph L Staten was driving the Ford. When they attempted to pull him over, police say Staten jumped from the car and led deputies on a foot pursuit.

He was caught and arrested a short time later.

A 1997 seventh round NFL draft by the Baltimore Ravens, Staten has been charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, disorderly conduct, fleeing and DUI.

He is being questioned as a person of interest in connection to the disappearance of Donovan Cowart, who has been missing for nearly a year.

Staten is currently being held without bond at the George County Regional Jail.

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