VEHICLE PURSUIT; STOLEN VEHICLE, SUSPECT ON FOOT
At 8:28am, Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Deputies are currently searching for an unidentified male that fled from a black Nissan Altima bearing purple heart tags off of I-49 near the Ajax exit according to the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office.
At 8:13am, NPSO Deputies clocked the vehicle south of Natchitoches, Speeding 115 miles per hour in a 75 mph speed zone.
The violator failed to stop, leading deputies on a 22 mile pursuit where he crashed the vehicle near Ajax then fled from the vehicle.
Deputies have learned the vehicle is stolen out Slidell, La.
A weapon was in the vehicle at the time of the theft.
The suspect is identified as a black male with medium length dreads wearing a black shirt or coat.
Desoto Parish Sheriff’s Deputies and a Louisiana State Police Trooper are assisting with the search for the suspect.
Winn Parish Tracking Team is also responding to the area.
Winn Parish Tracking Team is now on the scene, searching a wooded and swamp area with water at least chest deep.
Residents in the Ajax and Powhatan areas along La. Hwy 487 and La. Hwy 485 should be on the alert for any suspicious activity in the area.
If you observe the suspect, do not approach him, contact the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office at 911 or 352-6432.