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Traffic Violations / Felony Pursuit - Friday, February 8, 2019

DATE:            FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 08, 2019
TO:                  ALL MEDIA OUTLETS

                        DEVONTE JOSEPH GUILFO



PLATTENVILLE – Assumption Parish Sheriff Leland Falcon reports the arrest of Devonte Joseph Guilfo, 23, of 5379 Highway 1, Napoleonville, LA, on felony charges resulting from a pursuit on Thursday night.


A patrol deputy observed a vehicle commit a traffic violation and proceeded to stop the vehicle.  The vehicle fled towards Donaldsonville with the deputy in pursuit.  Once near the parish line, the suspect vehicle turned around heading west on LA 70 and at some point, at least two occupants jumped out.


The deputy was able to get the license plate from the suspect vehicle.


A follow-up investigation was able to identify Devonte Joseph Guilfo as the driver. 


Guilfo was arrested a short time later at his home.  Guilfo was booked into the Assumption Parish Detention Center on charges of:


            *Reckless Operation of a Motor Vehicle

            *No Driver’s License

            *Aggravated Flight from an Officer

            *Simple Criminal Damage to Property

            *Resisting an Officer


Guilfo remains incarcerated pending a bond hearing.


For additional information concerning this News Release, contact Sheriff Leland Falcon or Public Information Officer, Lonny Cavalier at 985-369-7281.


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