Manhunt ends with capture of suspect in Webster Parish

Manhunt ends with capture of suspect in Webster Parish
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Authorities used stop sticks to disable a pickup hauling a piece of equipment on a flatbed trailer. (Source: KSLA News 12)
Authorities used stop sticks to disable a pickup hauling a piece of equipment on a flatbed trailer. (Source: KSLA News 12)

WEBSTER PARISH, LA (KSLA) - The man who led law officers on a high-speed chase through multiple parishes Thursday was driving a pickup pulling a piece of equipment on a flatbed trailer.

The pursuit, during which the truck was traveling at more than 90 mph, ended when authorities used stop sticks to disable the truck.

The driver bailed out of the disabled truck near a truck stop on U.S. Highway 79 between Minden and Homer.

He then fled into woods, prompting a manhunt in an area about eight miles northeast of Minden.

The man eventually was captured.

He had been on the run for several days and had been stealing multiple vehicles along the way, Webster sheriff's Chief Deputy Bobby Igo said.

Now he is wanted on multiple charges by Louisiana State Police, the Claiborne Parish Sheriff's Office and the Homer and Minden police departments.

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