Second suspect arrested in Scott police pursuit

Posted at 12:11 AM, Jun 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-10 01:11:30-04

The second suspect wanted in connection with a short vehicle and foot pursuit on Thursday night in Scott has turned himself in. 

Twenty-three-year-old Johnathan Keith Phillips, of Carencro, and 22-year-old Freddie Green, III, of Lafayette, are accused of leading Scott police on a vehicle pursuit after an officer attempted to stop them for a traffic violation around midnight. 

Police say a police unit, a residence and several trash cans were damaged in the process. 

Green is also accused of throwing marijuana and a cell phone from the vehicle. 

Phillips and Green were said to have exited the vehicle while it was still in motion and began running.

Police identified Phillips as the driver. He was arrested after a short foot pursuit and the use of a taser by police. A spokesperson with the police department says Phillips threw a loaded handgun to the ground before his arrest. It was later recovered along with 2 loaded AR-15 magazines, 3 cell phones and several grams of marijuana. 

He was booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center on several charges.

Green was identified as the passenger, and according to police, he was able to evade arrest. 

He then reported to the Lafayette correctional center at 8:25 p.m. on Friday where he was booked with possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession of a firearm with a controlled dangerous substance, obstruction of justice, and resisting arrest. The suspect was released on bond.