Police K-9 in Louisiana Makes Arrest After Vehicle and Foot Pursuit During First Week on the Job in Shreveport
Shreveport, Louisiana – A police K-9 in Louisiana made an arrest after a vehicle and foot pursuit during its first week on the job in Shreveport.
On June 9th, 2023, the Shreveport Police Department reported that the night before, at around 9:55 p.m., officers had attempted to conduct a traffic stop in the Highland Area. However, the driver of the vehicle refused to stop and led the officers on a pursuit through the area, culminating in a crash at Line Avenue and Merrick Street. Two suspects then exited the vehicle and fled on foot.
In response, Shreveport Police’s newly-acquired K-9, “Karo,” was dispatched to the area. He quickly located Laken Williams 35, who surrendered without incident. Karo then continued his search and eventually discovered the driver, Cheyenne Hodges, 25, hiding beneath a residence on Elizabeth Street. With the assistance of Karo, officers were able to take Hodges into custody.
Hodges was charged with one count of resisting an officer, one count of possession of marijuana, multiple traffic offenses, and one count of aggravated flight in a motor vehicle. Williams, on the other hand, was charged with one count of resisting an officer, one count of possession of marijuana, and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia. Hodges was treated for minor injuries sustained during the incident.
An arrest is an indication that probable cause exists to believe the subject was involved in the offense alleged. All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty.