Man sought in Chalmette after fleeing police now in custody and Paris Road is fully open after being closed several hours

Posted: November 5th, 2015 | Filed under: News Releases

A man sought by St. Bernard deputies after fleeing a car and running into a wooded area off Paris Road in Chalmette has been caught, Sheriff James Pohlmann said

Neither the identity of the captured man, who is 23, nor a man who had been in the vehicle with him who was arrested at the scene, are being released at this time pending further investigation, the sheriff said.

Paris Road, a main artery in Chalmette that had been fully closed at about 1:30 p.m., was fully reopened after the suspect’s arrest about 6:30 p.m.

Both the man who bailed from a vehicle as sheriff’s deputies tried to stop the vehicle and the man caught at the scene are being booked with possession of a stolen gun found in the car, with flight from officers and on a marijuana charge, the sheriff  said.

The incident began about 1:30 p.m. when agents of the Special Investigations Division tried to stop the two men in a vehicle, the sheriff said

That attempt to stop them was part of an ongoing narcotics investigation that has already yielded the seizure of an amount of heroin and other drugs as well three other guns – one of which was stolen – and several hundred dollars in cash, Sheriff Pohlmann said.