High speed chase over $37 printer ended by off-duty officer

High speed chase over $37 printer ended by off-duty officer
Photos provided by Slidell Police Department

POSTED: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 12:30pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 12:34pm

A married couple nearly hit an officer and led Slidell police on a high-speed chase after stealing a $37 computer printer from a retail store.  

Around noon on Tuesday, May 21, authorities received a call from a Wal-Mart on Natchez Drive in reference to a theft. An employee spotted Clint Coslett, 48, and his wife, Prilla Coslett, 32, stealing a computer printer.

The Coslett’s left the store and got into their white 2006 Chevy Silveraldo truck. A Slidell Police officer quickly arrived and approached the vehicle, which was still in a parking space. When Clint Coslett saw the officer, he put the vehicle into gear and started to flee. Luckily the officer, who was nearly struck by the fleeing vehicle, was able to jump out of the way before being hit.

The Coslett’s led a high-speed chase through the city, while allegedly throwing suspected methamphetamine and marijuana out of the vehicle.  

An off-duty Slidell Police officer was in his police vehicle when he heard the pursuit over the radio. He stopped in case the chase came in his direction. Ironically, the high-speed chase came right towards him, and the officer deployed his spike strips, causing the suspect’s vehicle to safely come to a stop.

Both suspects fled the vehicle and ran from officers. They gave chase and quickly apprehended the Coslett’s, who were placed under arrest. Officers were able to recover the suspected methamphetamine and marijuana that was thrown from the vehicle.  

Clint Coslett was charged with Aggravated Flight from an Officer, Resisting an Officer by Flight, Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer by Use of a Vehicle, Theft of Goods Under $500, Obstruction of Justice and Possession of Marijuana  

Prilla Coslett was charged with Aggravated Flight from an Officer, Resisting an Officer by Flight, Theft of Goods Under $500 and Obstruction of Justice.

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