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Opelousas police search for theft suspect

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Opelousas police are searching for a male theft suspect who lead officers on a high-speed chase in an alleged attempt to evade arrest.

On March 16, investigators with the Opelousas Police Department obtained a warrant of arrest for Morion Semien on charges of unauthorized entry into a place of business and attempted theft after Semien allegedly attempted to steal rims and tires from a Nissan car dealership on the day prior.

Today, while police conducted a routine traffic stop, a spokeswoman with the police department says Semien lead officers on a pursuit. 

The suspect is currently at large and is a danger to the public, according to the spokeswoman. 

Investigators urge the public to contact the police department at 337-948-2500 if they have any information on the whereabouts of Semien. 

Police remind the public that if anyone is discovered to have assisted Semien with evading arrest will be charged with obstruction of justice and or harboring a fugitive.

Semien faces additional charges: aggravated flight, resisting arrest and various traffic offenses. 

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