TRAFFIC INCIDENT – OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE
PAINCOURTVILLE – Assumption Parish Sheriff Leland Falcon reports the arrest of Cathy Phillips, 27, of 115 Pugh Street, Paincourtville, LA, on felony charges arising out of a traffic incident near Paincourtville on Monday.
A uniformed patrol officer observed a vehicle commit a traffic violation and attempted a stop of the violator vehicle.
The driver accelerated and engaged in a vehicle pursuit which exceeded speeds of 100 mph.
The suspect vehicle turned onto Pugh Street in Paincourtville and the driver fled. The deputy pursued the suspect on foot and at some point, due to safety issues, the deputy discontinued the pursuit.
As a result of a follow-up investigation, deputies obtained a search warrant for a nearby residence. Drug paraphernalia and marijuana was seized during the ensuing search. Deputies also seized two firearms.
Cathy Phillips was arrested and booked into the Assumption Parish Detention Center on charges of:
*Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
*Possession of Marijuana – Second Offense
*Obstruction of Justice
This investigation is ongoing and deputies expect additional arrests.
Cathy Phillips has been released on a $16,000 bond.
For additional information concerning this News Release, contact Sheriff Leland Falcon or Public Information Officer, Lonny Cavalier at 985-369-7281.