FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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Parolee arrested after police chase
Kenner - A parolee has been arrested after a police chase that ended in LaPlace. At approximately 7:15 a.m., the Kenner Police Department received a telephone call from a victim in the 3200 block of Ole Miss Drive, Kenner, reporting that there vehicle a 2007 Toyota Camry, red in color had just been stolen. In an attempt to warm the vehicle, the victim exited there home, started the vehicle, and left the vehicle unattended until exiting and discovering the vehicle missing.
At approximately 07:16 a.m. (within one minute of receiving the call) Kenner Police Officers spotted the vehicle as it entered onto the I-10 westbound at Loyola Drive. The driver of the vehicle later identified as Antoine Reid, 22, of LaPlace, refused to pull over for marked police units and lead officers on a chase which ended at mile marker 206 in LaPlace, where Reid lost control of the vehicle and crashed into the wooded area. Reid attempted to flee and was captured and bitten by a police K-9.
Reid was paroled from the Department of Corrections in July 2013. Reid was on parole for the crimes of simple burglary and illegal carrying of weapons until May 1, 2016. Reid has prior convictions for possession of marijuana, 3-counts of simple burglary, and felony carrying of firearms. Reid at the time of this incident, also had a warrant outstanding for parole violations, in addition had just been arrested December 11, 2013, and was out on bond. On December 11th Reid was arrested while in possession of a stolen vehicle that had been reported stolen from Jefferson Parish on December 5th, in which he crashed that vehicle as well.
Reid has been transported to a local hospital to be treated for dog bites. Reid will be charged with theft of a motor vehicle, aggravated flight from an officer, resisting an officer, no driver’s license, and the parole warrants. At the time of this press release, Reid remains in custody no bond has been set.
Agencies assisting the Kenner Police Department were the Louisiana State Police and the St. John the Baptist Sheriff’s Office.
Kenner Police website: www.kennerpd.com