2 Oklahomans in stolen car arrested in Natchitoches Parish
NATCHITOCHES PARISH, LA (KSLA) - Two Oklahoma residents were arrested in Natchitoches Parish after a traffic stop revealed the vehicle they were traveling in was stolen.
Just before 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Natchitoches Parish deputies patrolling Interstate 49 stopped a 2016 Nissan Sentra for allegedly speeding 91 mph in a posted 75 mph zone.
Authorities say the operator of the vehicle, 35-year-old Johnny Wayne Rose, Jr., of Terlton, Okla. and his passenger, 30-year-old Chasity Edwards, of Sapulpa, Okla., both gave conflicting stories, leading deputies to suspect criminal activity.
A computer background check revealed Rose's driver's license was suspended, and during a search of the vehicle, deputies reportedly found several credit cards and ID cards that belonged to other people.
Deputies say there was also damage to the dashboard area of the car.
Both suspects were arrested and booked into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center.
Rose is charged with illegal possession of stolen things valued over $1,500, speeding, driving under suspension and expired license plates after removing the license plate and putting an expired paper license tag on the vehicle.
Edwards is charged with illegal possession of stolen things over $1,500.
The vehicle was towed by a wrecker service.
The credit and identification cards have been turned over to the NPSO High Tech Crime Unit who will investigate the matter to determine if the credit cards were stolen and notify the owners.
Deputies say the couple stated they were traveling from Oklahoma to Florida.
The case remains under investigation.
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