Man arrested in high-speed chase from LA into ETX

Two arrested in high speed chase from LA into ETX

Shreveport, La. (KSLA) - Louisiana State Police troopers were led on a high-speed chase from Shreveport, LA, into East Texas around 4:30 p.m. Saturday, June 15.

Troopers located a stolen SUV heading east on Interstate 20. They tried to stop it but the driver, later identified as 22-year-old Richar Landaverde, of the 2000 block of County Road 245 in Kilgore, Texas, did not comply with the request.

Authorities said Landaverde began driving recklessly during the high-speed pursuit, hitting two marked Louisiana State Police vehicles.

He traveled to Texas on westbound I-20 at 5:30 p.m., where multiple Texas law enforcement agencies joined in the pursuit.

Landaverde’s actions caused a two-vehicle crash just after 5:45 p.m. at U.S. Highway 59 at U.S. Highway 80 that ended the chase.

Two troopers sustained minor injuries during the pursuit.

Landaverde was booked into the Harrison County Jail on multiple charges.

His charges in the state of Louisiana are pending.

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