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Two arrests made in Hammond pursuit that injured two state troopers

Posted at 4:29 PM, May 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-21 17:29:15-04

Two arrests have been made in connection with a police pursuit in Hammond that resulted in injuries for two Louisiana State Police troopers.

An 18-year-old and a 26-year-old have been arrested following that pursuit on Wednesday morning. State Police say that the troopers were injured, one severely, while retrieving a tire deflation device used to disable the suspect's vehicle on Wardline Road west of I-55.

The two were struck by a Hammond Police unit involved in that vehicle pursuit.Read more here.

On May 21, 2020, at approximately 12:42 pm, 18-year-old Nathan Anding, of Holden, was arrested. Anding was arrested on charges of Obstruction of Justice, Hit and Run, Negligent Injury, Driving without a License, Switched License Plates, Domestic Abuse Battery, Aggravated Obstruction of a Highway, Aggravated Criminal Damage to Property, Resisting an Officer, and Possession with the Intent to Distribute Schedule I Drugs.

On Wednesday, May 20, 26-year-old Taylor Cox of Hammond was arrested on charges related to the pursuit.

The Hammond Police Department would like to thank members of the following agencies for their assistance in the investigation and arrests: the Louisiana State Police, U.S. Marshals Service Task Force, Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office, Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office, Department of Homeland Security, Drug Enforcement Agency, U.S. Secret Service, Louisiana Attorney General’s Office, Killian Police Department, Ponchatoula Police Department, and Springfield Police Department.

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