Two Suspects Arrested in Louisiana and One Ejected From Vehicle in Crash While Attempting to Flee Traffic Stop
St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana – Two suspects were arrested in Louisiana and one was ejected from a vehicle during a crash while attempting to flee a traffic stop.
The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office (STPSO) reported on May 16, 2023, that a Slidell-area male crashed his vehicle after attempting to flee a traffic stop on May 15 near Slidell, Louisiana.
According to reports, a St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputy conducted a traffic stop on I-10 near Slidell soon before 6:15 p.m. on a dark-colored Infinity SUV for no license plate. The vehicle failed to pull over quickly and exited at Fremaux Avenue. The vehicle came to a stop on Highway 190E, and the STPSO deputy performed the traffic stop.
The deputy reportedly observed a firearm as the passenger of the vehicle reached into the glove box to grab documents, and the passenger was removed from the vehicle for the deputy’s safety. The deputy returned to the vehicle after securing the passenger and firearm in his unit. But, as he approached, the driver of the vehicle reportedly fled east on 190E. The vehicle did an abrupt U-turn on 190E and fled west on 190E at high speed. As the suspect vehicle reached the intersection of Highway 190E and I-10 where it ran a red light and collided with another vehicle. The rear-seat passenger in the Infinity SUV was ejected and brought to a nearby hospital by emergency responders.
Charles Jones, 19, of Slidell, Louisiana, and Frederick Price, 20, of Slidell, Louisiana, were the two in the vehicle. Both were taken into custody.
Authorities indicated that at no point were deputies pursuing the vehicle. The vehicle crashed before any secondary units arrived, and the deputy waited with Price at his unit as he relayed descriptions and updates to responding deputies.
Authorities indicated that three firearms, illegal narcotics, ski masks, blank checks, and burglary tools were located inside the vehicle. The sole occupant of the other vehicle was not injured.
Jones was arrested and booked into the St. Tammany Parish Correctional Center charged with Resisting arrest, Simple Possession of Schedule I CDS (marijuana), Simple possession of Schedule IV CDS, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Reckless Driving, and No Registration
Price was arrested and booked into the St. Tammany Parish Correctional Center on one count of Simple possession of Schedule I CDS (marijuana).
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.