POSTED: Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 1:00pm
UPDATED: Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 1:04pm
SHREVEPORT, La — A man wanted in connection with an aggravated assault on a Shreveport Police officer is now in custody following his arrest on April 17.
Mark Anthony Roberts, 51 of Bossier City, was wanted in connection with attempting to run over a Shreveport Police detective on April 16 after the officer spotted Roberts during an investigation in the 300 block of Highland Avenue, where Roberts was allegedly attempting to sell stolen tools. During the incident, Roberts reportedly attempted to run over the detective while fleeing the scene driving a 1996 Ford pick up truck. Detectives ultimately secured an arrest warrant for Roberts, charging him with aggravated assault on a peace officer with a motor vehicle.
Just after 5:00 a.m. on April 17, patrol officers spotted a green colored, Ford pickup truck fitting the description of the one being driven by Roberts, in the 200 block of Gladstone Boulevard. As officers attempted to make contact with the vehicle, the driver fled sparking a brief pursuit in which the driver of the truck crashed into a fire hydrant. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Mark Anthony Roberts. Roberts was taken into custody with the assistance of a trained police K-9. As a result of his actions, Roberts was treated for minor injury sustained during his arrest. Following interviews with investigators, Roberts was booked into the Shreveport City Jail on charges of hit and run and the outstanding warrant.