Opelousas Police Arrest Man After High-Speed Chase
There was an allegation of a stolen car, then there was a police chase, several cars were hit, and then police made an arrest.
Our news partners at KATC say all of this started on Thursday after there was a report of a car being stolen from O'Reilly's Auto Parts Store.
Police say the chase as the chase started, 23-year-old Javanta Thibodeaux drove through areas around Vincent and Laurent Streets, colliding with several other cars, some mailboxes and even one of the patrol cars. The chase ended on Foster Street after the car Thibodeaux stole broke down.
Thibodeaux fought police, two of which received minor injuries. Officers were finally able to subdue the suspect and arrest him on the following charges:
- Possession of Schedule I drugs
- No License
- Careless operation
- Aggravated criminal damage to property
- Stop sign and yield sign violations
- Hit and Run
- Unauthorized use of motor vehicle
- Reckless operation of a vehicle
- Aggravated flight from an officer and Flight from an officer