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Help from public needed in locating wanted man

Posted at 11:28 AM, Mar 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-23 12:28:41-04

The Sunset Police Department is asking for help from the public in locating a wanted man.

On February 6, 2021, at 2:00 pm, the Sunset Police Department patrol division conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for multiple traffic violations. During the investigation officers attempted to arrest Joseph Jimmy Charles Jr., according to a spokesperson for the Department.

Investigators say Charles fled the scene in the vehicle seriously injuring one of the officers with the vehicle.

If anyone knows the whereabouts of Charles, contact the Sunset Police Department at (337) 662-5555.

A warrant was issued for Charles for the following charges:

  • Attempted first degree murder of a police officer
  • Flight from an officer; aggravated flight from an officer
  • Resisting an officer
  • Driver's license suspension/revocation of
  • Open container alcoholic beverage
  • Stop signs must stop
  • Expired motor vehicle inspection
  • Expired license plate
  • No proof of insurance
  • Switched license plate
  • Registration failure of, owner to secure

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