Tue, Dec 4, 2012
On December 4, 2012 at 12:30am Houma Police Officer Rusty Theriot attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a green 1999 Ford truck for speeding on Garnet Street near Park Avenue in West Houma.
The driver of the Ford truck refused to stop turning onto Cenac Street at a high rate of speed. The driver led Houma Police Officers on a vehicle pursuit traveling through several back streets of various subdivisions disobeying several stop signs, traveling the wrong way up a one way street, and disobeying red lights.
The driver then lost control of his vehicle colliding into a utility pole on Suthon Ave, knocking out power to the subdivision. The driver abandoned the Ford and fled area on foot and was apprehended by officers after a brief foot chase behind a residence on Suthon Avenue.
The driver was arrested and identified as Brandon Charles Douglas, B/M, 02-15-83, of Woodlawn Ranch Road Houma, LA. Upon searching Mr. Douglas officers located several different types of unknown pills in his pants pockets. Officers also located suspected powder cocaine inside the Ford truck. The illegal narcotics were seized as evidence. Officers also discovered Mr. Douglas was driving under suspension and had an outstanding warrant for failing to appear for following too close and driving under suspension. He was charged with aggravated flight from an officer, resisting an officer by fleeing on foot, driving under suspension, and the warrant.
Mr. Douglas was transported to the Terrebonne Parish Jail where he was incarcerated awaiting trial or bond.