Bossier police chase, arrest federal fugitive

BOSSIER CITY, LA (KSLA) – A Bossier City man wanted by U.S. Marshals now faces more charges after leading Bossier officers on a chase through the city.

Bossier City Police Spokesman Mark Natale said U.S. Marshals were looking for 33-year-old Jeffery Glen Davis on a probation violation and had information he was in the Camille St. area of Bossier City. Natale said U.S. Marshals called Bossier Police for assistance just after 11:30 am Monday morning.

When authorities found Davis in a car near Swan Lake Road and I-220, officers tried to pull him over. Natale said Davis sped off instead.

According to Natale, Davis led police west on I-220, north on Airline Drive, then west on Beene Blvd., the frontage road near the Willis-Knighton medical complex.

Davis then turned south on Benton Road, where officers said he hit speeds up to 65 miles per hour and ran at least two red lights.

Natale said Davis eventually turned right onto Shed Road, where he ran across a ditch and through a yard before blowing a tire on his car. Davis jumped from the car and ran, but Bossier officers quickly caught him. Natale said officers had to use pepper spray on Davis during the arrest.

Natale said five to six Bossier Police units were involved in the chase, including two detective units, as well as the U.S. Marshals.

Along with the charges against him from the U.S. Marshals, Natale said Davis also faces charges from Bossier City including aggravated flight, resisting arrest, ignoring two traffic signals, and possession of marijuana.

©2009 KSLA-TV. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.