Authorities identified 2 women involved in high-speed chase
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - Shreveport police have identified two women who led several law enforcement agencies on a high-speed chase Saturday morning.
The suspects have been identified as 28-year-old Tawanna Carthan and 37-year-old Shaquana Lafitte, both of Shreveport. Both were booked in Shreveport City Jail as fugitives from the Minden Police Department.
Police say Carthan has two Shreveport warrants; one for theft of goods and one for not having a child properly restrained in a vehicle.
The high-speed chase started when Carthan, Lafitte and an unidentified man reportedly stole merchandise at the Walmart on Homer Road in Minden around 10:30 a.m., according to the Minden Police Department.
The Walmart manager said they ran out of the store with multiple $200 hoverboards which could mount into thousands of dollars.
The nearly hour-long chase ended at West 69th Street and Union Avenue in Shreveport when the vehicle lost control and crashed into a power line pole.
Authorities have not caught the third person involved in the reported theft and chase.
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