Man accused of trying to run over motorcycle cop
BATON ROUGE - Police accused a Baker man of trying to murder police officer by running over his motorcycle during a chase this week in Baton Rouge.
BRPD charged 23-year-old Tyrie Burton with the attempted murder of a police officer and drug possession after he was caught Wednesday afternoon.
An arrest affidavit said officers pulled Burton over for a traffic stop at Wooddale and Scobel Street around 3 p.m. Wednesday. Police said once the officer got out of his vehicle Burton took off and threw several things out of the window of his vehicle.
A motorcycle officer tried to join the pursuit at the intersection of Lobdell and Harry but police said Burton veered directly at the officer and sped toward him. The officer jumped off his motorcycle in order to avoid being hit.
Police said Burton fled to an apartment complex on Van Gogh and Carrolton where he rammed into another police officer's car, coming to a stop. Officers said they saw him try to reach toward the floorboard, so they shocked him with a stun gun in case he was reaching for a weapon. Police said a second person in the vehicle was also shocked as he tried to climb over the console and flee the car.
Police detained all three people in the car, and said they later found three bags of suspected marijuana which had been thrown out of the car as Burton fled. Once at the East Baton Rouge Parish jail officers said they also found out Burton was hiding cocaine and ecstasy.
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