Authorities identified 2 women involved in high-speed chase

Authorities identified 2 women involved in high-speed chase
Shaquana Natasha Lafitte, 37 (Source: Shreveport Police Department)
Shaquana Natasha Lafitte, 37 (Source: Shreveport Police Department)
Tawanna M. Carthan, 28 (Source: Shreveport Police Department)
Tawanna M. Carthan, 28 (Source: Shreveport Police Department)

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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