Man arrested after chase with East Feliciana police, deputy shoots at truck
EAST FELICIANA – A man has been arrested after a high-speed chase with East Feliciana police that led to a deputy shooting at the car while two children were inside.
On Sunday, Oct. 30 around 7 p.m. an East Feliciana deputy saw a truck, driven by 28-year-old Lenon Sanders, speeding south on Plank Road. The deputy tried to pull the truck over, however Sanders did not stop and a chase ensued in between East Baton Rouge and East Feliciana.
The chase eventually got to the intersection of Hwy. 958 and Hwy. 959 where deputies created a road block. The truck avoided the road block and turned on to Hwy. 959. A deputy then fired shots that hit the truck, causing the truck to run off the road. The truck stopped in the brush along the road.
Deputies learned that a five-year-old and 11-year-old were in the car along with Sanders, however no one was transported to the hospital and the children were wearing their seat belts, according to Greg Phares, East Feliciana chief criminal deputy.
Sanders was booked with charges of driving while intoxicated, aggravated flight from an officer, child endangerment, reckless operation of a vehicle, speeding and resisting arrest.
The deputy that fired at the truck is scheduled to be back at work on Wednesday, according to Phares.
It is not known if Sanders is related to the children that were in the truck at the time of the incident.