High Speed Pursuit Leads To Arrest Of Two Fort Polk Soldiers
At 12:40pm yesterday a Louisiana State Police trooper on routine patrol in Vernon Parish noticed two motorcycles traveling at a high rate of speed and clocked them at 62 mph in a 45 mph zone. The trooper attempted to stop the motorcycles but both accelerated to 120 mph. After several miles one of them turned onto LA Hwy 184 and the other continued east on LA Hwy 8.
Prior to the motorcycles taking alternate routes one motorcycle was clocked at 142 mph in a 65 mph zone. Later the other motorcycle was clocked at 159 mph in a 65 mph zone.
The trooper realized both motorcycles were on a course leading them to Ft. Polk so he notified Ft. Polk authorities who closed the entrance gate. Vernon Parish Sheriff's deputies were waiting for the other motorcycle at another Ft. Polk entrance.
20 year old Nathaniel Sanders and 23 year old Carlton Jamison, both stationed at Ft. Polk were both arrested. Sanders was charged with flight from an officer, failure to yield to an emergency vehicle, no driver's license on his person and speeding to the tune of 159 mph in 65 mph zone. Jamison was charged with flight from an officer, failure to yield to an emergency vehicle and speeding at a rate of 142 mph in a 65 mph zone.