Natchitoches Police arrest individual for several warrants after vehicle pursuit

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The Natchitoches Police Department has arrested Gregory Washington (B/M, 54 y.o.a. of Natchitoches) after leading officers and deputies on a vehicle pursuit Monday morning.

On September 12 around 11:34 a.m., detectives with the Natchitoches Police Department attempted to arrest Gregory Washington for several active warrants after locating him at a gas station in the 1400 block of Texas Street. After being informed of the warrants, Gregory Washington, got into his vehicle and reversed at a high rate of speed with a detective standing in the door way. The detective was knocked to the ground by the vehicle and Gregory Washington fled the area.

A few minutes later the car was located and led officers on a pursuit through several neighborhoods and crashed into a Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office vehicle before stopping in the 1400 block of Roy Drive. Gregory Washington was located several blocks away and was placed under arrest.

Gregory Washington is charged with three counts of aggravated battery, aggravated flight from an officer, two counts of resisting an officer, hit and run, drug paraphernalia, four counts of failure to stop for a stop sign, two counts of running a red light, ten counts of failure to use a turn signal and for two active warrants.

Gregory Washington was placed in the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center.

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