Bossier City police catch man who fled from Greenwood police while wearing handcuffs

He was in possession of the car that was stolen Monday, Greenwood police say
Bossier City police took 26-year-old D’Reginald Taylor into custody Wednesday evening; and at the time, he was in possession of the car that was stolen Monday.
Published: Jan. 18, 2023 at 8:27 PM CST|Updated: Jan. 18, 2023 at 10:38 PM CST
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GREENWOOD, La. (KSLA) — Greenwood police say the man who fled their custody while handcuffed now is back in custody.

Bossier City police took 26-year-old D’Reginald Taylor, of Mansfield, into custody Wednesday evening; and at the time, he was in possession of the car that was stolen Monday, according to a post on the Greenwood Police Department’s Facebook page.

“It sounds like he’s facing multiple felonies in Bossier,” the post reads. “We obtained arrest warrants on him today and will be seeking more warrants since we now know he stole the car. Thanks to all that contributed to taking this suspect into custody.”

A Bossier City police officer found a stolen vehicle at Bossier Inn & Suites in the 700 block of DiamondJacks Boulevard, Bossier City spokeswoman Erin Buchanan said. “Taylor was in possession of that vehicle, along with a syringe containing a Controlled Dangerous Substance.”

He was arrested as a fugitive from Caddo Parish and on charges of illegal possession of stolen things and possession of a Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substance, Buchanan added.

Taylor escaped while wearing handcuffs sometime the morning of Monday, Jan. 16. He was wanted on a charge of unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling on Beebe Drive.

At the time, authorities were unsure of his true identity.

Taylor had last been seen running west on Tanya Drive near Phillips Street. That’s off Kimberly Road in the Greenwood Hills area south of Interstate 20.

He was not handcuffed when he was apprehended by the Bossier City police officer, Buchanan said.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.