High speed chase through Caddo Parish ends in crash, at least 1 hurt
CADDO PARISH, La. (KSLA) - A high speed chase through Caddo Parish ended in a crash Wednesday, June 16.
The chase started at Kyle’s Quick Stop at Loop 259 in Longview around 11:15 a.m. when Harrison County deputies called Caddo Parish to let them know about a pursuit that had crossed state lines. Deputies were in pursuit of a stolen Volkswagen Jetta. In Caddo Parish, the driver was on I-20 E driving over 100 mph, then got off at Bert Kouns and kept turning in an attempt to get away from officers.
As the driver entered Greenwood, officers there deployed a spike strip and managed to flatten one of the car’s tires, however, the driver kept going.
No crashes were reported during the chase.
About 15 minutes after the chase began, Harrison County deputies used pursuit intervention techniques and the stolen car crashed into an unoccupied van parked in the 8100 block of Kingston Road near Mansfield Road.
The sole occupant of the stolen car, identified as Jeremiah Brown of Shreveport, sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to a hospital as a precaution. Officials say a small amount of drugs were found in the car. Brown was transported to the Caddo Parish jail where he will be arraigned on charges from Harrison County and Caddo Parish.
The driver reportedly got off the interstate at Pines Road and headed down Mansfield, eventually ending up in the parking lot outside of Maranatha Ministries, where it appears a red vehicle hit a white van.
KSLA crews on scene say at least one person could be seen on a stretcher being cuffed.
At least eight police units, plus fire and EMS crews, responded to the scene. A K-9 unit also responded.
K-9 Jumper was deployed at the scene but was overcome with a medical emergency, not involving the pursuit of the suspect, and was unable to pursue him. Jumper was immediately transported to the Shreveport emergency animal hospital for treatment and further diagnosis. The veterinarians at the clinic believe he will make a full recovery with IV fluids, medication and a couple of days rest.
This is a developing story. More information will be released as we receive it.
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