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Man attempts to flee from police custody while sitting in patrol vehicle

3 years 1 week 3 days ago Wednesday, September 20 2017 Sep 20, 2017 September 20, 2017 9:57 AM September 20, 2017 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Drew Balkin

BATON ROUGE - Authorities arrested a man for illegal possession of a firearm and resisting arrest after an attempted escape from custody Wednesday. 

Officers from the Baton Rouge Police Department pulled Zedrick Thomas, 26, over while he was driving a grey Toyota Camry in the 5000 block of Washington Avenue without a license plate. He was stopped at 1792 North Foster Drive.

Police say while he was detained in the back of a police unit, Thomas reached out the window of the vehicle and opened the door in an attempt to flee. Officers were able to prevent Thomas from escaping. 

Officers later found a .45 caliber firearm in the drivers side floor board of Thomas' vehicle. The firearm had previously been reported stolen. 

Thomas was charged with felon in possession of a firearm, illegal possession of a stolen firearm, simple escape and resisting an officer. 

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