POSTED: Friday, May 10, 2013 - 11:45am
UPDATED: Friday, May 10, 2013 - 11:49am
HOUMA, LA (NBC33) — A Maryland man confessed to smoking crack before and during a chase from police. The vehicle he was driving belong to an elderly man that he carjacked.
The Houma Police Department reports that its agency was contacted by the 74-year-old victim on Thursday, May 9 shortly before 10:00 a.m. The victim told officers that a man forced his way into his truck and then drove away.
Officers located the truck as it was pulling out of Daniel Turner Trailer Court. An officer turned on his lights and attempted a traffic stop. However, the driver sped off.
The driver, Chester Termain Jones, 33, allegedly drove erratically through several back streets of a subdivision. Reports indicate that he disobeyed stop signs, ran over speed limit signs and fences, and cut through yards. They say the truck even hit and drove over an AT&T service box.
The chase was ended after an officer was able to utilize an immobilization technique.
Once in custody, Jones admitted to officers that he committed the crime because of his drug problem.
“He admitted to smoking crack cocaine before and during the car chase,” a statement noted. “Officers searched the truck and located a suspected crack pipe inside.”
Jones was arrested and charged with Carjacking, Aggravated Flight from an Officer, Aggravated Criminal Damage to Property, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was booked into the Terrebonne Parish Jail.