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Overnight police pursuit ends on Highland Road, near Burbank

3 years 1 week 4 days ago Tuesday, May 11 2021 May 11, 2021 May 11, 2021 5:48 AM May 11, 2021 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - A police pursuit that occurred early Tuesday morning in the Highland Road-Burbank area ended in an arrest, authorities say. 

According to representatives with the Baton Rouge Police Department (BRPD), it was nearly 11 p.m. when officers were notified that a man who was in the parking lot of a Circle K on Highland Road and Starring Lane was allegedly flashing a gun.  

Police went to the area to investigate and came in contact with a man named Henry Tillotson.

According to police, Tillotson fled the scene in a vehicle, but his automobile got stuck in the 4700 block of Higland Road.

Tillotson did not give up at this point, but fled on foot into a nearby wooded area, behind a cluster of apartments on Burbank Drive, officers say.

Authorities launched BRPD’s Air One (Helicopter Unit) as well as a BRPD K9 Unit, and with this assistance, they were able to apprehend Tillotson.

Police say they found him hiding in a canal. 

Tillotson was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison and charged with Resisting an Officer, Aggravated Flight, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Schedule I Narcotic and as a Fugitive of EBRSO.

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