Posted: Jul 22, 2013 12:29 PM by Ian Auzenne
A Bunkie man is charged with simple escape after he allegedly tried to flee from officers during a traffic stop.
St. Landry Parish sheriff's deputies say 21-year-old Joel Soriano was riding in a car that deputies stopped around 2:15 Saturday morning on I-49 near Harry Guilbeau Road.
Deputies say that when they were handcuffing him, Soriano ran away. An Opelousas police officer later found Soriano, who was still in the handcuffs, and arrested him.