High speed chase nets fugitive from Mississippi, Alabama
WALKER - A fugitive from two states is in jail after a high speed chase in Livingston Parish Wednesday.
Walker police say it began after a complaint that two men in a blue pickup were trying to buy drugs. Officers tried to stop the truck when it was spotted on Florida Boulevard.
The driver, Manuel Brown, of Denham Springs, sped off rather than stop. The chase ended when Brown hit another car and officers were able to box him in.
Police say Brown refused to get out of the truck, yelling at officers that he was "not going back to jail." He was eventually pulled from the truck and zapped with a stun gun after continuing to resist arrest.
The passenger, Richard Bogan, of Jennings, was taken into custody without a struggle.
Investigators found a shotgun, jewelry, a laptop computer, 2 guitars and other electronics that were taken during a burglary in Killian earlier in the day.
Brown was booked on an outstanding warrant from Louisiana Probation and Parole, fugitive felony warrant from Harrison County, Mississippi, fugitive felony warrant from Jefferson County, Alabama as well as numerous theft and traffic charges.
Bogan was booked with illegal possession of stolen property, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of drug paraphernalia.
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