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Tangipahoa deputies looking for suspect

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Posted: Dec 30, 2013 11:50 AM
Updated: Dec 30, 2013 12:45 PM
Source: Tangipahoa Sheriff's Office

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Topics: tangipahoa, sheriff, threaten, flee, leroy johnson, johnson, hammond

HAMMOND - Sheriff's deputies in Tangipahoa Parish released a photo of a man alleged to have threatened to kill a woman and who fled from the police.

Deputies said they tried to arrest 26-year-old Leroy Johnson on December 16 after the reported threats to harm and kill a female. Deputies located and stopped Johnson, but said he resisted arrest and sped away despite two shots of pepper spray to the face.

Deputies chased after him, but the high-speed pursuit was stopped to ensure the safety of the public.
They did find his abandoned vehicle.

Johnson also has an active outstanding warrant for felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile.

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