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Deputies chase suspect who ran off during traffic stop

Deputies chase suspect who ran off during traffic stop

POSTED: Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 6:55pm

UPDATED: Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 7:38pm

The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Department is currently searching for a suspect who fled during a traffic stop.

The incident happened earlier this afternoon during a traffic stop on the corner of Lee and Highland Road. Officials tell us there were two individuals in the car and both took off running, leaving the vehicle behind.

We’re told one suspect was apprehended and he had marijuana and a stolen gun. The second suspect fled and has not been located at this time. 

Officers with the Baton Rouge Police Department assisted in the search for the second suspect. They have not yet provided a name of the suspect in custody, or a description of the second suspect.

If you know anything about this incident, call Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-STOP (7867).  

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