NPSO: DEPUTIES ARREST PROVENCAL MAN AFTER BRIEF PURSUIT AND CRASH ON SATURDAY EVENING

Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a west Natchitoches Parish man after he led deputies on a brief pursuit and crashed his vehicle south of Provencal on Saturday evening according to the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office.

On Saturday evening March 14 at approximately 7:45pm, Deputies assigned to the NPSO Patrol Division were working stationary monitoring traffic in Provencal when they observed a Chevrolet pickup truck commit a traffic violation.

Deputies attempted to stop the maroon 2001 Chevrolet pickup truck, however, the operator failed to stop leading deputies on a brief pursuit on Lee Street, then onto La. Hwy 117 traveling south and turning onto Harmony Road where he eventually crashed into some trees.

The suspect attempted to flee again but was stuck in mud.

Daniel T. Gandy, 22, of the 2300 block of Desoto Street, Provencal was taken into custody without incident, transported and booked into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center charged with Flight from an Officer, Driving under Suspension, No Insurance, Altered License Plate, and General Speed Law.

Gandy remains in the Natchitoches Detention Center awaiting bond. State Police, Troop-E worked the crash.

The vehicle was impounded by a local wrecker service.

Deputy A. Llorence made the arrest.


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