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Rayne trusty apprehended in Baton Rouge

3 years ago February 16, 2012 Feb 16, 2012 Thursday, February 16 2012 Thursday, February 16, 2012 10:32:00 AM CST in News
Source: BRPD
By: WBRZ Staff

BATON ROUGE  - A trusty from Rayne City Jail is back in jail after a police chase in Baton Rouge last night.

Department of Corrections inmate John J. Smith, 42, is accused of stealing a City of Rayne pickup truck and fleeing to Baton Rouge.

Baton Rouge Police Sgt. Don Kelly says around 8 p.m. Wednesday uniformed patrol officers spotted the truck leaving the Alamo Plaza hotel on Florida Blvd. and attempted to stop it.

The suspect fled, initiating a pursuit, which ended at North Lobdell and Choctaw when the suspect crashed into a civilian vehicle.

The suspect then fled from the crash scene on foot. A K-9 unit quickly tracked the man down.

BRPD says during transit to Earl K. Long for treatment for a dog bite Smith began violently beating his own head against the prisoner screen, causing injuries to himself.

Smith is charged with unauthorized use of a vehicle, flight from an officer, resisting an officer and hit and run charges.

Watch News 2 tonight to see Mike Steele's full report at 6 pm.


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