Posted: Jun 26, 2013 11:03 AM by KATC
Updated: Jun 26, 2013 11:09 AM
A 31-year-old Amelia man is behind bars after he allegedly led police on a high speed chase and had multiple warrants for a previous incident involving kidnapping and terrorizing.
According to St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office Spokesperson Traci Landry, Jovian Jerome Clark, 31, of Amelia, was arrested on June 26, 2013, at 4:02 am for aggravated flight from an officer, 2 counts of stop sign violation, reckless operation of a vehicle, failure to yield to vehicles approaching or entering an intersection, simple criminal damage to property, no seat belt, and on warrants for domestic abuse battery, terrorizing, second degree kidnapping, illegal possession of stolen things, resisting an officer, telephone communications, improper language, and harassment.
Clark was also wanted on a warrant from Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office for domestic abuse battery and domestic abuse battery by strangulation.
According to Landry, a deputy responded to a report of two people arguing and causing a disturbance at a residence located off of Hwy. 182 in Bayou Vista. During the course of the investigation, the deputy located a vehicle driven by a man that had been involved in the argument. The deputy identified the driver as Clark, whom the deputy knew to be wanted on active warrants, according to Landry. The deputy initiated a traffic stop. Clark allegedly refused to stop the vehicle and proceeded down Jupiter Street at a high rate of speed. Clark then lost control of the vehicle, crashing into the ditch at the corner of Saturn and Jupiter Roads.
Clark was transported to Teche Regional Medical Center. After being released from the medical center, Clark was transported to the parish jail for booking and incarceration.
The St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office warrant for second degree kidnapping stems from an investigation into a report of an alleged battery that occurred on March 26, 2013. According to Landry, Clark held a female victim captive in a vehicle and made repeated threats on her life.
No bond is set at this time.