Man arrested after leading deputies on chase in Livingston Parish, swims in Amite River
LIVINGSTON – Police arrested a man after he led them on a chase throughout Livingston Parish last week.
According to the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office, 36-year-old Brandon Hoover was wanted for possession of stolen property and was seen by deputies in the southern part of the parish on Sept. 14. When deputies attempted to stop him, Hoover failed to do so and the chase ensued.
Hoover went northbound on Highway 16 and pulled off on River Bend Road at the foot of the Amite River. He then got out of his vehicle, jumped into the river and swam to the other side where he was apprehended by deputies.
Hoover was transported to the Livingston Parish Detention Center and booked on several charges such as possession of drugs, stolen property, aggravated flight from an officer, resisting arrest and driving under suspension. It was also learned that the vehicle Hoover was driving was stolen from Alabama.
Additional charges and holds will be placed on Hoover from other law enforcement agencies in Livingston Parish, along with other parishes and out-of-state agencies. The investigation is ongoing.
Members of the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office, Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office, Port Vincent Police Department and French Settlement Police Department assisted the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office in the pursuit.