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Suspect apprehended by Picayune Police after high speed chase

Picayune Police Department were led on a speed chase after conducting a traffic stop on a vehicle near the intersection of Memorial Blvd and Telly Road according to a press release from Picayune Assistant Police Chief James Bolton.

Bolton stated that on April 23, 2022, at approximately 12:24 p.m., an officer with the Picayune Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a silver in color Volkswagen Jetta at Memorial Boulevard and Telly Road for no license tag and a moving violation.

The officer approached the driver’s side of the vehicle and made contact with the driver later identified as Trevon Dandre Warren, age 23, of 3117 Terrance Ave, Slidell, LA. The officer smelled burnt marijuana emitting from the inside of the vehicle and asked Warren to exit the vehicle. Warren then put the vehicle in gear and sped off from the traffic stop location travelling east on Memorial Boulevard at a high rate of speed according to Bolton.

The vehicle was driving reckless and ran numerous vehicles off the roadway. The vehicle entered Interstate 59 southbound at a high rate of speed. The vehicle continued driving recklessly and ran more vehicles off the roadway. The vehicle entered the southbound weight scales and slowed down. The vehicle then entered the interstate again and made a U-turn in the roadway, at that time, began traveling north in the southbound lanes of travel. The vehicle then made another U-turn and began traveling south again. The vehicle lost control and struck the cable barrier. Warren then exited the vehicle and ran east across the interstate where he entered a wooded area.

Officers pursued Warren into the area, and they were able to locate Warren behind the area of the northbound weight scales and took him into custody.

Officers conducted an investigation on scene recovering a misdemeanor amount of marijuana and a felony amount of suspected ecstasy pills. Warren was found to have an active warrant with the Louisiana Department of Corrections.

Warren was transported to the Lenoir-Rowell Criminal Justice Center in Millard where he was booked for Possession of Controlled Substance (Felony), Possession of Marijuana, Failure to stop when an officer signals, Resisting Arrest by Fleeing, No Vehicle License Tag, and the warrant for Louisiana Department of Corrections.


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