TRAFFIC INCIDENT / PURSUIT – ROGER LEE ROSS
LABADIEVILLE – Assumption Parish Sheriff Leland Falcon reports the arrest of Roger Lee Ross, 38, of 265 Highway 400, Napoleonville, LA, on multiple felony charges arising out of an attempted traffic stop in Labadieville on Sunday afternoon.
A uniformed patrol officer observed a vehicle commit a traffic violation on LA 1 and attempted to conduct a stop. The suspect vehicle fled southbound on LA 1 into Lafourche Parish and eventually crossed onto LA 308 at high speeds.
The deputy was eventually able to stop the vehicle north of Thibodaux and immediately took the driver, Roger Lee Ross into custody.
During the pursuit, Roger Lee Ross allegedly tossed items of evidence from the suspect vehicle. During a search of the vehicle, a quantity of controlled dangerous substances was recovered as well a suspected marijuana.
Roger Lee Ross was booked into the Lafourche Parish Correctional Complex as a fugitive from Assumption Parish.
Roger Lee Ross was then returned to Assumption Parish where he was booked into the parish detention facility on charges of:
*Aggravated Flight from an Officer
*Possession of Marijuana (Third Offense Felony)
*Possession of Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substances
*Obstruction of Justice
*Driving on Roadway Laned for Traffic
*Driving Under a Suspended License
*No Seat Belt
Roger Lee Ross 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.