Feb 20, 2014 10:03 PM by katc
A 19 year old man is behind bars in Opelousas. Police say the arrest happened after suspicious activity was reported in the area of Blanchard and Foster Street. Officers say they tried to stop Kennon Charles when he took off. Police say after a short chase, Charles abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot. Police say when they caught up and apprehended Charles, they found 12 ounces of marijuana.
Charles was taken into custody and charged with Failure to Signal, Reckless Operation, Resisting an Officer by Flight, and Poss With Intent to Distribute Marijuana. Charles will go before a magistrate tomorrow morning.
Charles is presently on parole regarding an attempted murder charge from 2012 as well as a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.