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High-speed chase ends in arrests

by Minden Press-Herald

A high-speed chase ended on Highway 531 with the arrest of two people.












Aqurius Elkins, 24, was arrested by Louisiana State Police and charged with improper lane usage, aggravated flight, reckless operation, driving under suspension, resisting by flight, window tint violation, no insurance, two traffic warrants from the Webster Parish Sheriff’s Office, one traffic warrant from the Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office and a probation violation from Webster.

His passenger, Jimmeka Wilson, 22, was arrested and charged with resisting arrest, interference and no insurance.

On Wednesday morning, LSP attempted to stop a 1997 Mazda passenger car for a traffic violation on Penal Farm Road at U.S. 371. Public information officer Matt Harris says the driver, identified as Elkins, failed to stop and a pursuit ensued.

“The suspect entered I-20 eastbound and accelerated to speeds over 100 miles per hour before exiting onto Highway 531,” he said. “The pursuit lasted for approximately 12 minutes until the driver stopped and fled on foot into a wooded area.”

Louisiana State Police Capt. Tom Madden says the David Wade Correctional Center chase team was in route to the location as they set up a perimeter. Webster Parish Sheriff’s deputies, and their K-9 unit, joined in the pursuit and assisted in setting up a perimeter and apprehending Elkins.

“Elkins was subsequently spotted and arrested without further incident,” Harris said.

While working the perimeter, police say a suspicious vehicle was seen driving through the area. Troopers identified Wilson as the owner of the vehicle involved in the pursuit, Harris said.

“Further investigation revealed Wilson knew Elkins had fled from LSP and was in the area in attempt to help him escape,” Harris said.

Elkins and Wilson were arrested without incident and transported to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center for booking.

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