Manhunt underway for suspect who fled into marsh following high speed chase
SLIDELL, LA (NBC33) — Police are searching for a shoplifting suspect who fled from police in a stolen car and crashed after a high speed chase. They say one suspect was already captured.
The Slidell Police Department reports that the incident started at a T-mobile store in Slidell during the late afternoon on Wednesday, July 10. We’re told the two suspects jumped into a stolen car after the theft and took off down I-10.
Officers were able to locate the stolen vehicle and attempted a traffic stop. However, the driver kept going and continued until it crashed near the Twin Spans in New Orleans East.
The vehicle ended up in a grassy area near the marsh. Police believe that’s where one of the suspects is hiding.
The suspect who was taken into custody has not been identified at this time.
The New Orleans Police Department is assisting with the search.