Helicopters, K9 find accused car thief
ALBANY - Police helicopters led K-9s and deputies to a man accused of stealing a car from a driveway in Albany, Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office said Friday.
Deputies said Kevin Rheams, 22, faces charges of auto theft, aggravated flight from an officer and resisting an officer after the Friday morning chase.
LPSO got a call about a 2010 Chevy Camaro on Pine Hill Drive that was stolen the night before with the keys in it, according to a news release. Deputies saw the car heading south on Highway 43 and tried to stop it, but said the driver sped away.
LPSO said the driver abandoned the moving car on North Café Line Road and fled through woods that crossed into Tangipahoa Parish. A deputy then jumped into the moving car and put it in park before any damage could be caused.
Deputies arrested Rheams with the help of K-9 dogs after he was spotted by a LSPO helicopter, LPSO said.
Investigators booked Rheams into the Tangipahoa Parish Detention Center as a fugitive for LPSO after he received treatment at a local hospital. Rheams will be transported to the Livingston Parish Detention Center for booking there.