Officers chase down fugitive on Leonidas Drive
BATON ROUGE- On Wednesday night, K9 Officers responded to a home in the 12000 block of Leonidas Drive to assist 4th District Officers in arresting a wanted fugitive, according to BRPD.
The fugitive officers were looking for was 35-year-old Craig Tate. Tate was a confirmed fugitive who was wanted for second degree battery and damage to property.
Officers knew Tate as someone who resists when trying to be apprehended, according to BRPD.
Officers took position at the back door of the home while Uniform Patrol Officers knocked on the front door.
Tate opened the door but quickly slammed it on officers when he saw them and ran out of the back door.
Officers warned Tate that a police dog would be sent to apprehend him if he did not surrender, but Tate continued to run.
A dog was released and apprehended Tate. He was arrested and treated for his apprehension by the dog at the Baton Rouge General Hospital Bluebonnet location, according to BRPD.
Tate was charged with being a fugitive through the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office for possession of a schedule II drug and resisting an officer.
He was placed into Parish Prison.