Posted: Mar 14, 2011 2:34 PM by WBRZ
Updated: Mar 14, 2011 2:34 PM
BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies tased a Baton Rouge man Monday night after they said he led authorities on two high-speed chases, then tried to choke a K9 when he wouldn't get out of his stopped vehicle.
Jacob M. Myers, 22, of Baton Rouge is accused of several charges in the incident, including aggravated assault and aggravated battery of an officer.
According to Major Lawrence McLeary with EBRPSO, a deputy working in the Glen Oaks area clocked a vehicle speeding well over 100 mph just after midnight Monday. A pursuit began, but was called off by the deputy who was afraid of the danger posed to the public.
Other deputies spotted the suspect vehicle a short while later near Sherwood Forest and I-12, and began a second high-speed pursuit.
McLeary said the vehicle was finally stopped at the I-12/I-10 split but the driver refused to get out. Deputies broke the car window out and released a K9, at which time McLeary said Myers began to choke the dog, and was then tased.
Myers was booked into the East Baton Rouge Pairsh jail in suspicion of Aggravated Assault, Aggravated Obstruction of Public Hwy, Aggravated Battery on an Officer, Resisting an Officer, Speeding, Public Intimidation and Open Container in Vehicle.