DATE: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 01, 2017
TO: ALL MEDIA OUTLETS
FROM: SHERIFF LELAND FALCON
SUBJECT: DOMESTIC ABUSE BATTERY /
CHILD ENDANGERMENT / DISARMING
OF A PEACE OFFICER –
RODOLFO TOSCA CHAN
– Assumption Parish Sheriff Leland Falcon reports the arrest of Rodolfo Tosca
Chan, 34, 143 Bayou Bouef Road, Morgan City, LA, on charges related to a
domestic incident in Amelia early Thursday evening.
responded to a complaint of a fight involving several oriental males at a
location in Amelia. Upon arrival,
deputies determined that the aforementioned suspect had kicked his pregnant
wife in the stomach and departed the scene afterwards.
searched for the suspect and eventually observed him driving in the area. Deputies attempted to stop the subject and
that turned into a high-speed pursuit which ended up with the suspect crashing
the car into a gate and fleeing on foot.
from St. Mary Parish became involved in the pursuit. At some point, Chan
entered the swamp with deputies in close pursuit. The deputies tased the suspect but he
continued to flee. A K-9 was then used
to subdue Chan and during the struggle, Chan attempted to disarm a deputy.
was arrested and transported to Assumption Community Hospital for lacerations,
treated and released. Chan was then
transported to the Assumption Parish Detention Center and booked on charges of:
*Domestic Abuse Battery (Pregnant
*Domestic Abuse Battery with Child
*Aggravated Flight from an Officer
*Disarming of a Peace Officer
*Driver Must be Licensed
*General Speed Law
*No Seat Belt
*Stop Lamps and Turn Signals
*Turning Movements and Required
*Stop Sign Violation
*Resisting an Officer with Force or
domestic abuse victim was treated at a local hospital.
remains jailed while awaiting a bond hearing.
additional information concerning this News Release, contact Sheriff Leland
Falcon or Commander Lonny Cavalier at 985-369-7281.