POSTED: Friday, January 10, 2014 - 12:41pm
UPDATED: Friday, January 10, 2014 - 12:44pm
(NBC33) — Two are in jail after leading officers on a high-speed chase from Dutchtown High School to the intersection of Sherwood Forest and Florida Boulevard in Baton Rouge.
At approximately 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, deputies responded to a residence in Geismar for a reported burglary in progress.
The homeowner said she heard a loud banging and male voices shouting, “open the door.” She also stated that two men were trying to kick in her door.
When a young girl inside the residence screamed, the suspects left the scene in their vehicle.
Deputies spotted the suspect’s SUV on LA 73 near Dutchtown High School and attempted to stop them.
The suspects sped away, leading police on a high-speed chase into Baton Rouge where Baton Rouge Police and LA State Police units also joined the pursuit.
The suspects broke several traffic laws throughout the chase.
Once the suspects reached the area near the intersection of Sherwood Forest and Florida Boulevard, they abandoned their vehicle and attempted to escape on foot.
Officers eventually found one suspect, Thomodrick Johnson, 21, hiding behind a house on Pamela Drive. When deputies approached him, Johnson began hitting the deputy in the chest in an attempt to escape.
Shortly after, police located the second suspect, Alvin Lemon Jr., 32, hiding in a nearby apartment.
Johnson is facing charges of home invasion, burglary, damage to property, trespassing, and resisting an officer.
Lemon is facing charges of home invasion, burglary, damage to property, trespassing, aggravated flight from officer, and resisting an office