Sun, Dec 30, 2012
Three Opelousas teenagers were arrested Saturday after going on a rampage in a stolen pickup truck according to The Daily World.
Police were alerted to the spree at 12:53 p.m. when an elderly female driver reported that her car had been struck from behind by a red pickup truck that had fled the scene.
The truck matched the description of one that had been reported stolen earlier that morning.
Less than 5 minutes later, Opelousas Police Chief Perry Gallow saw the pickup travel ling north on Tunica Drive towards Natchez, and tried to stop the vehicle. The truck accelerated and ran a stop sign before being forced to stop on Magnolia Street.
Three people in the truck tried to flee, but one, 18-year-old Jaylon Fields Johnson, was caught by Gallow.
Patrol and motorcycle officers and K-9 units were brought in for a search, and the other two suspects — including one juvenile — were arrested about 1:40 p.m..
The driver of the vehicle, John Tyler, 17, is charged with having no driver’s license, hit and run, illegal possession of a stolen vehicle, aggravated flight from an officer, resisting an officer and contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile.
Johnson is charged with illegal possession of a stolen vehicle, resisting an officer and contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile.
The juvenile, who is 15, is charged with illegal possession of a stolen vehicle and resisting an officer.