Florida woman leads deputies on 22-mile pursuit


Natchitoches and DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Deputies and State Police Troop-G arrested a Florida woman after she led them on a 22 mile pursuit early Saturday morning, Nov. 5, according to the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office.

The pursuit began at 6:30 a.m., when a NPSO deputy patrolling on I-49 clocked a northbound 2016 Nissan Sentra north of Natchitoches near milepost# 142, speeding 89 mph in a 75 speed zone.

The violator failed to stop leading deputies on a pursuit into DeSoto Parish at times in excess of 90 mph.

LSP deployed tire deflation devices near milepost# 164 in DeSoto Parish and shortly thereafter the vehicle stopped, where law enforcement took the suspect into custody without incident.

Salome M. Urdante, 30, of Hialeah, Florida was transported to the DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office booked and released to NPSO deputies.

She was then transported and booked into to the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center, charged with speeding 89/75, resisting an officer by flight, no drivers license, reckless operation of a vehicle, approach of a law enforcement vehicle (Move Over Law) and switched plates.

There were no injuries as a result of the pursuit.

Urdante remains in the Natchitoches Detention Center awaiting bond.

Deputies say Urdante stated she was traveling from Miami to Las Vegas.

The investigation is continuing.