Auto Theft – High Speed Pursuit – Juvenile – Age 13
PAINCOURTVILLE – Assumption Parish Sheriff Leland Falcon reports the filing of a verified complaint and subsequent incarceration of a juvenile in connection with an auto theft in the Paincourtville area followed by a high speed pursuit initiated in Iberville Parish on Friday.
Deputies responded to a Dorseyville Lane address on June 30, 2021 in connection to a runaway juvenile and a stolen auto which was eventually linked as one in the same.
Through investigation, detectives were able to track the vehicle and the suspect driver traveling in Iberville Parish on Friday.
During the process, deputies in Iberville Parish attempted to stop the vehicle. The driver engaged in a high speed pursuit situation heading towards Assumption Parish via LA 69.
Assumption Parish deputies deployed spike strips along LA 70 near the Entergy substation. The suspect’s vehicle struck the spike strip which effectively terminated the pursuit.
The juvenile was charged by verified complaint on counts of:
• Felony Theft of a motor vehicle
• Aggravated flight from an officer
• Runaway juvenile
The juvenile was continued in custody at a juvenile facility pending court proceedings.
For additional information concerning this News Release, contact Sheriff Leland Falcon or Public Information Officer, Lonny Cavalier at 985-369-7281.