St. Landry

Jul 21, 2014 7:27 PM by Letitia Walker

Fugitive accused of punching a female officer caught one year later

Port Barre Police say they've arrested a fugitive who has been on the run for more than a year.

25-year-old Wayne A. Bolden Jr. was taken into custody after police received a tip that he was seen with his wife in Port Barre. Police say they went to Bolden's parents' home where the woman was living and were led into a back room where Bolden was packing his clothes in a trash bag. Bolden allegedly told officers he was packing his belongings to go back to jail, and he was tired of running and looking over his shoulder.

Bolden was booked into the Port Barre jail on warrants of Resisting an Officer, Battery on an Officer, Probation and Parole Violation for conviction of Possession with intent to Distribute Cocaine and Distribution of Marijuana.

Bolden is accused of running from police following a traffic stop on May 23, 2013. Port Barre Police say they were trying to arrest him on a warrant last year when he punched a female officer in the face before taking off running. Tips had come in placing Bolden in Opelousas, New Orleans, Port Barre, Baton Rouge, Lake Charles, and Texas, but police were unable to locate him.

According to Chief Deon Boudreaux, "We decided to stop chasing him. It seemed we had him running all over the place, hiding, watching over his shoulder. I knew if we'd ease up, he'd relax and get caught."



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