DESOTO-CADDO PARISH, LA - An East Texas man is accused of going on a crime spree that started in Shelby County, Texas, and ended in southern Caddo Parish.
Representatives of the Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office say 26-year-old Alvin Jerome Davis II, of Center, TX, is the man responsible.
The Shelby County Sheriff's Office says Davis reportedly stole his parents' vehicle Sunday night.
Based on information gathered during the investigation, police in Mansfield, LA, believe he committed a home invasion and assault in Center after stealing the vehicle.
Davis is believed to have then traveled to Mansfield, where police allege he committed two home invasions starting around 11:40 p.m. Sunday.
Davis stole items and no one was injured in the first home invasion, Mansfield Police Chief Garry Hobbs said.
A short time later, Hobbs said, Davis reportedly went down the street to a home on Lake Road and restrained a female and committed battery.
The woman was able to contact her father, who lived nearby, and he chased after Davis and rammed into and disabled his vehicle, authorities said.
Police then arrived and ran after Davis but lost him, according to Hobbs.
Mansfield officers came into contact with Davis again about 4 a.m. Monday after he allegedly stole an 18-wheeler, authorities said.
DeSoto sheriff's deputies and Louisiana state troopers helped with the ensuing pursuit.
Davis reportedly drove the big rig north in the southbound lanes of Interstate 49 with its headlights off while being chased.
The law enforcement officers worked together to shut down the interstate.
And state police used spike strips to try to disable the vehicle.
The stolen 18-wheeler made it to Darrell Street at Shattalon Drive, where it got stuck in a dead-end just west of I-49 in south Shreveport, according to state police.
Davis spent a half hour in the stolen truck, then officers used tear gas and other non-lethal tools to try to get him out, DeSoto Sheriff Jason Richardson said.
Davis appeared to be under the influence of something and made no response, the sheriff said.
Davis then reportedly got out of the truck on his own.
Officers used a K-9 to take him into custody.
Davis was taken to a Shreveport hospital for treatment.
He was booked into Caddo Correctional Center at 6:30 a.m. Monday on two counts of being an out-of-state fugitive and one count each of flight from an officer, resisting an officer by force, illegal possession of stolen things and being an in-state fugitive.