Posted: Oct 8, 2013 2:58 PM by Russell Jones
Updated: Oct 8, 2013 4:54 PM
BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies said a man arrested after a chase which ended in Baton Rouge is wanted for burglarizing a home in Lafayette Parish earlier today.
Capt. Kip Judice with the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office said suspect, 38-year-old Damon Henderson, was at Our Lady of the Lake hospital in Baton Rouge being treated for injuries after the chase, which ended in a wreck just off I-110 in Baton Rouge.
Judice said a homeowner in a remote part of Lafayette Parish saw the suspect's vehicle leaving his home as he was driving up. He alerted authorities after discovering he'd been robbed, who spotted the car in the parish and gave chase.
Judice said the chase reached speeds of 115 miles per hour on two-lane roads, so they called it off and alerted other law enforcement agencies the suspect might headed to Baton Rouge.
A West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's deputy spotted the vehicle later on I-10, according to Col. Richie Johnson with the sheriff's office. They tried to pull the vehicle over, and Johnson said shots were fired during the pursuit.
The chase crossed into Baton Rouge and turned north on I-110, then wrecked when the vehicle took the Capitol Park exit near Florida Boulevard. West Baton Rouge deputies and Baton Rouge Police apprehended Henderson, and EMS took him to the hospital to be treated for wounds from the wreck.
Investigators in Lafayette said the car matched the license plate and description given to them by the homeowner there, and was registered to Henderson. They also have a warrant for his arrest once he's release from the hospital for charges of burglary and aggravated flight from an officer.