NPSO Deputies arrest Bossier City man during 27 Mile Pursuit in Natchitoches Parish
A Bossier City man clocked speeding on Interstate 49 near Natchitoches on Sunday afternoon led Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Deputies on a 27-mile pursuit before he was stopped and arrested in the Campti community according to Natchitoches Parish Sheriff Victor Jones Jr.
On Sunday afternoon June 18 at approximately 12:09pm, Detective Amber Shirley assigned to a special detail on Interstate 49, clocked a red 2013 Ford Mustang, traveling northbound, speeding 107 miles per hour in a posted 75 mph zone near the Waterwell exit south of Natchitoches.
Deputies say when they attempted to stop the Ford Mustang, the operator failed to stop leading deputies off of Interstate 49 onto La. Hwy 478 traveling east to La. Hwy 1, turning left traveling northbound into Natchitoches then around the Natchitoches Bypass exceeding speeds of 100 miles per hour.
The violator then turned right off of the bypass onto Texas Street traveling to Washington Street, turning left, continuing out to La. Hwy 6 traveling eastbound towards Clarence.
During the pursuit, NPSO 911 dispatchers contacted the Winn Parish Sheriff’s Office requesting assistance near the Natchitoches-Winn Parish line on US-84 but when NPSO deputies learned that no Winn Parish deputies were in the immediate area, the pursuit was terminated.
Shortly thereafter while NPSO deputies were still in the Clarence area, the Ford Mustang returned traveling northbound on US-71 at a speed in excess of 100 miles per hour failing to stop going around a patrol unit on the shoulder.
As the pursuit continued into the Campti City Limits, deputies observed the suspect vehicle exit US-71 and eventually enter Cox Street where they were able to block the vehicle in and take the driver and passenger into custody without incident.
There were no injuries.
As a result deputies arrested:
Dakota Dean Walburn, 20, of the 200 block of Crossroads Blvd, Bossier City, La., was transported and booked into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center charged with 1-count of Speeding 107/75 on I-49, 2-counts of Resisting by Flight, 1-count of Speeding 100+/55 on La. Hwy 478, 1-count of Speeding 100+/55 on La. Hwy 3110 Bypass, 1-count of Speeding 100+/55 on La. Hwy 6 East, 1-count of Speeding 100+/55 on US-71, 1-count of Passing on the Shoulder, 1-count Careless Operation of a Vehicle, 1-count of Stop Sign Violation and 1-count of Failure to Yield.
Walburn remains in the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center awaiting bond.
The passenger was released without criminal charges.
Deputies say Walburn traveling from Alexandria to Bossier City could not give them a reason for leading them on the pursuit.
The vehicle was impounded.
Detective Shirley was assisted by deputies assigned to the NPSO Patrol Division.
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