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Stolen vehicle leads LA authorities in multi-parish pursuit

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The Oak Grove police unit was disabled in a chase when a stolen truck suddenly hit the brakes during a high-speed pursuit. (Photo credit: Oak Grove Police Department)

Just before 10 a.m. on Saturday, West Carroll Parish Sheriff Dispatch was put on alert of a stolen vehicle making its way into West Carroll Parish with Morehouse Parish in hot pursuit right behind it.

The West Carroll Parish Sheriff Dispatch was notified by Morehouse Parish that a stolen 2020 Dodge Ram was on LA Hwy 2 and making their way into West Carroll Parish. West Carroll Parish Deputies joined the pursuit around Mt. Zion Road and continued the pursuit into the Oak Grove city limits.

Officer John Jimenez was waiting for the chase to make its way to him. When the stolen vehicle made its approach, it side-swiped the Oak Grove unit. West Carroll Sheriff and Oak Grove units continued the chase through town at speeds of over 100 MPH.

As the chase made its way to East Carroll Parish and into the town of Lake Providence, more units joined in the pursuit.

The driver of the stolen vehicle suddenly slammed on the brakes, causing an Oak Grove police unit to crash into the truck, rendering the police unit disabled.

Other units continued the chase into Lake Providence until the truck stopped and the driver and passengers fled on foot.

The driver was taken into custody by Deputy Micheal Murphey from West Carroll Parish and deputies from the East Carroll Sheriff’s Department. The passengers are believed to be juveniles and were apprehended by the East Carroll Sheriff’s Office.

The driver was identified as Maintrell D. Rogers. Rogers will face several charges, including:

  • Aggravated Flight From an Officer
  • Aggravated Assault with a Vehicle
  • Criminal Damage To Property
  • Numerous Other Traffic Charges

 

 

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