Louisiana Authorities Issue Warrant for Man Captured in Texas After Domestic Incident in Moss Bluff and Pursuit that Ended in Texas

Published March 24, 2023

Louisiana Authorities Issue Warrant for Man Captured in Texas After Domestic Incident in Moss Bluff and Pursuit that Ended in Texas

Lake Charles, Louisiana – Louisiana authorities have issued a warrant for a man captured in Texas after a domestic incident in Moss Bluff and a pursuit that ended in Texas.

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office (CPSO) reported on March 24, 2023, that on March 23, around 11:00 p.m., deputies were summoned to a home in Moss Bluff, Louisiana, in regard to a domestic disturbance.

As deputies arrived, they saw the victim laying on the road. Deputies learned during the initial inquiry that the victim had been involved in a domestic dispute with Byron H. White, 43, of Lake Charles, Louisiana. The victim was able to flee White, and while attempting to seek assistance from a neighbor, she noticed White attempting to flee the residence with their 2-year-old child. As the victim attempted to stop White from leaving with the child, he hit her with his Jeep, ran over her leg, and fled the scene.

Deputies discovered the suspect’s vehicle on I-210 at the Fruge Street exit and attempted to pull it over. White failed to halt for deputies, prompting them to pursue him. The chase proceeded across the I-210 Bridge and into Sulphur and Vinton. Authorities called off the pursuit once in Texas owing to safety concerns for the child as a result of White’s high-speed driving.

Deputies noticed White’s vehicle on I-10 eastbound around mile marker 1 a few minutes later. Authorities attempted a traffic stop, at which point White escaped, exiting I-10 eastbound and rejoining I-10 westbound. Due to safety concerns for the child as a result of White’s aggressive driving, CPSO deputies ended their chase in Texas.

When White arrived in Texas, he was pursued by multiple State agencies. White was eventually apprehended by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office after crashing his vehicle in Harris County.

White was taken to a hospital in Texas and will be held on a CPSO warrant for domestic abuse, battery, intentional use of force with a deadly weapon, serious bodily injury, and aggravated flight from an officer.

 Until a Gwen’s Law Hearing, Judge Tony Fazzio ordered no bond. He will also face charges from Texas authorities in connection with the pursuit in Texas.

The victim was taken to a nearby hospital and treated before being released pending additional medical treatment. After the crash, the juvenile was taken to a hospital in Texas and is in stable condition.

Texas DPS, Orange Police Department, Beaumont Police Department, Vidor Police Department, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Chambers County Sheriff’s Office, and Harris County Sheriff’s Office are among the agencies assisting. The wreck will be handled by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.

The investigation is ongoing, and additional charges are possible. Detective Tomas Juarez of the CPSO is the case’s principal investigator.

An arrest is an indication that probable cause exists to believe the subject was involved in the offense alleged. A person is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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