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January 26, 2022

Louisiana authorities arrest alleged McComb police car thief after 130 mph chase

Therese Apel

File photo, source: McComb Police Department

According to the Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana Sheriff’s Department, a suspect who allegedly stole a McComb police car was apprehended in their jurisdiction Monday.

TPSO said in a release that they received notification that police were chasing a stolen McComb police car that had come into Louisiana. Deputies were dispatched and assisted Louisiana State Police in stopping the vehicle, which was traveling at speeds of more than 130 miles per hour.

Chief Jimmy Travis reports that spike strips were deployed at the Wardline exit, which caused the stolen vehicle to stop before approaching I-12.

Once stopped, police say the suspect fled the crashed vehicle and was then apprehended by K-9 Ace. The suspect was identified as a 17-year-old juvenile.

Tangipahoa Parish, Hammond Police, and the LSP were all involved in the pursuit and apprehension in Louisiana. We are awaiting further information on the situation in Mississippi.

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