Deputies say man ditched car with AK-47, weed inside
BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies said officers and K-9s tracked down a man who fled after a traffic stop in East Baton Rouge, leaving behind an AK-47 and drugs in his vehicle.
EBRSO said deputies arrested 26-year-old Markus Morris after the chase around noon in Old South Baton Rouge.
The sheriff's office said a deputy noticed Morris's brake lights weren't working and tried to pull him over near Highland and Chatsworth. The deputy said Morris jumped out and ran into a nearby neighborhood, leading them to set up a perimeter and call in K-9s to track him down.
Deputies said a K-9 unit found Morris hiding under a home on 100 Oklahoma Street. Investigators said they also found 31 live rounds and just over an ounce of marijuana with the AK-47 in his vehicle.
Deputies booked Morris on charges of being a convicted felon possessing a weapon, having a gun and drugs, possessing marijuana with intent to distribute, resisting an officer, reckless operation of a vehicle, and not having operational brake lights.
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