Posted: Aug 15, 2014 3:53 PM by Brock Sues
Updated: Aug 15, 2014 3:55 PM
ZACHARY - A man wanted in connection with a burglary in Zachary now faces an attempted murder charge after authorities said he tried to run over a police officer during a high speed chase.
On Aug. 12, 21-year-old Chavis Duncan of Baker went to visit his probation office at Zachary City Court, but was detained due to an officer's belief that he was involved in a residential burglary in Zachary.
Zachary Police said Duncan escaped the courthouse and ran from police. He was chased by officers as he ran toward the parking lot of Zachary City Hall and got into his vehicle. Duncan backed up and nearly hit an officer pursueing him before he sped out of the parking lot. He headed eastbound on LA Hwy 64 and was eventually able to lose pursuing officers.
Police arrested Duncan Thursday in Baton Rouge. He was booked on charges of attempted first degree murder of a police officer, obstruction of justice and aggravated flight from an officer.