Natchitoches Police Department Officers responded to a stolen vehicle call at The Natchitoches Times on South Drive March 29 at 4:30 pm. Officers spoke with the complainant who advised her vehicle was parked in the parking lot of the business and when she returned it was gone. Officers received the make and model of the vehicle and an officer patrolling on Second Street located the vehicle.
The officer activated his lights and sirens in an attempt to pull the vehicle over. The driver refused to pull over and began to flee across several areas in west Natchitoches. An additional officer was in the area and stopped his patrol unit in the intersection of Julia Street and Lake Street to stop the suspect’s vehicle.
The officer exited his vehicle as the suspect’s vehicle stopped for other traffic. The suspect then drove around the other traffic and sped towards the officer that was on foot. The vehicle was racing towards the officer and thankfully the officer was able to disable the vehicle and the juvenile suspect was taken into custody without injury.
The 13-year-old juvenile driver was charged with theft of a motor vehicle, reckless operation of a vehicle, aggravated flight from an officer, attempted 1st degree murder and numerous traffic violations. He was placed in WARE Juvenile Detention Center. This investigation is ongoing.