Multi-parish, 115 mph chase ends in Baton Rouge
BATON ROUGE - State Police arrested a Baton Rouge man at the end of a high-speed chase Monday which hit 115 miles per hour in places and started in St. Tammany Parish.
Investigators arrested 33-year-old Lee Anthony Jackson on aggravated flight, burglary, and armed robbery charges after the chase ended with a crash on the ramp from O'Neal Lane onto I-12 West in Baton Rouge.
Sheriff's deputies in St. Tammany Parish said around 10:30 a.m. they got a 911 call that Jackson had broken into someone's home, then robbed the homeowner when they arrived and interrupted him. Deputies said Jackson also threw the homeowner's phone into the woods to try and keep him from calling for help.
Deputies said they spotted the car Jackson was driving eastbound on I-12 and started pursuit. The chase went along I-12 through St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, and Livingston parishes before winding up in East Baton Rouge. Deputies said they tried several times to end the chase with spike strips, but Jackson drove around them.
The sheriff's office said two State Police units used "legal intervention" to finally stop the vehicle near O'Neal Lane. Jackson was taken into custody, and deputies said there were no injuries.
Authorities booked Jackson into the East Baton Rouge Parish jail for being a fugitive from St. Tammany Parish.
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