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Teen arrested in ATV pursuit from St. Landry Parish to Evangeline Parish

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Posted at 9:35 AM, Oct 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-31 10:35:17-04

A 16-year-old was arrested on Sunday following an ATV pursuit from St. Landry Parish to Evangeline Parish

The Evangeline Parish Sheriff's Office says that on October 27, 2019 at around 4:00 p.m. deputies joined a vehicle pursuit already in progress with St Landry Parish Deputies on Highway 1168 (Belaire Cove Road) south of Deballion Plantation Road. The fleeing vehicle, a stolen 4-wheeler, was being driven by a subject wearing dark colored clothing and a brown face mask. The driver traveled into Evangeline Parish from St Landry Parish to Belaire Cove Road, attempting to elude deputies.

Officials say that the driver was traveling at a rate of speed of 40 mph.

The chase ended on Belaire Cove Road after a minor crash involving an Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office unit in the 800 block of Belaire Cove Road between Gabrielle Road and Jaco Lane. The driver of the 4-wheeler was identified as a 16-year-old juvenile from Opelousas, LA.

The teen was arrested and taken into custody by the St Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office and transported to a Juvenile Center after being evaluated for injuries.

After further investigations, Evangeline Parish deputies say that two additional stolen 4-wheelers were recovered from out of St Landry Parish and released back to the Deputies on scene.