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Two arrested in marsh manhunt

3 years 6 months 1 week ago July 11, 2013 Jul 11, 2013 Thursday, July 11 2013 July 11, 2013 11:11 AM in News
Source: Slidell Police
By: Russell Jones

SLIDELL - Police arrested a second person in connection with a shoplifting and high-speed chase after a late-night manhunt through marshes near New Orleans.

Slidell Police arrested Devin Williams, 27, of New Orleans after they found him hiding in the marsh near the Twin Spans in New Orleans East. They had earlier arrested Bernell Morgan, 23, of New Orleans in connection with the crime which led to the manhunt.

Police said on Wednesday the pair were spotted leaving a store after a reported shoplifting, and fled the scene in a stolen vehicle. The high-speed pursuit led onto I-10 and ended when the vehicle wrecked near the Twin Spans.

Police arrested Morgan at the vehicle, but said Williams fled into the nearby marsh. He was later found with assistance from New Orleans Police, the U. S. Marshals Service, St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office, along with federal and state wildlife agents.

Slidell Police said Williams faces charges of possessing a stolen vehicle, stolen firearm, and being a convicted felon with with a firearm. He also faces additional charges in St. Tammany Parish for theft and aggravated flight from an officer.

Morgan faces charges of theft, injuring public records, and resisting arrest.

 

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