Major Jeremy Mitchell with the Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office (left) and Lecompte Chief of Police Henry Dawkins (center right) escort Tedrick Love (center left) from a Pine Prairie Police unit into another unit for transport back to Rapides Parish. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)
A “jewell” run
A police chase from Rapides Parish crossed over into Evangeline Parish Monday evening which resulted in a male subject being captured in the Jewell Lane area of Pine Prairie. The female suspect, who was driving the vehicle, remains at large as of press time on Wednesday.
At the scene, Lecompte Chief of Police Henry Dawkins reported, “At 5:45 p.m. today (Monday), we received a call in reference to a theft that occurred in Woodworth. I observed the vehicle and attempted to stop the vehicle in Lecompte off of Canal Street and Hardy Street. The vehicle refused to stop. It ended up running three to four vehicles off of the road while attempting to elude my officer.”
Chief Dawkins continued, “I ended up getting in a pursuit with the vehicle leading onto I-49 South and got off at Hwy 167 in the Turkey Creek/Meeker area where we pursued the vehicle all the way to Jewell Road.”
Once the two suspects, identified as Tedrick Love and Breanna Roy of Alexandria, reached the end of Jewell Lane, they took off on foot into the wooded area.
Involved in the search for the suspects were the Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s office, Pine Prairie Police Department, and the Lecompte Police Department. Assisting with the search was the Eunice Police Department K9 Unit.
Later that night, at approximately 7:30 p.m., Love was captured by authorities and brought back to the scene at the end of Jewell Lane.
“One suspect has been caught,” Major Jeremy Mitchell with the Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s office confirmed at the scene. “The female is still at large. Tedrick Love of the Alexandria area has been captured. At this time, we are searching for the female.”
The Pine Prairie Police Department, on Tuesday, issued the following press release on the incident.
“Pine Prairie Police is looking for Breanna Roy of Alexandria after she fled from officers during a high speed pursuit from Lecompte. Ms. Roy fled on foot after coming to a stop at the end of Jewell Lane where she made her way into the Village limits.”
“Ms. Roy then broke into the Pine Prairie Community Clinic where several items were taken, and she used the clinic as a hideout while Pine Prairie Police, Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Department and Lecompte Police were searching for her.”
“It is believed that Ms. Roy had made contact with another unknown subject and was picked up from the area. When workers arrived at the clinic, it was discovered that it had been broken into and Pine Prairie Police was contacted. Through evidence located, Ms. Roy is the suspect in this matter. Pine Prairie Police is working closely with the Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office and Lecompte Police to attempt to locate Ms. Roy on our charges and the charges from the pursuit last night. Ms. Roy has an active warrant with Pine Prairie Police for burglary with a $15,000 bind set by Judge Ortego.”
According to Major Mitchell, “If you see the suspect, don’t go near her. Contact the sheriff’s office.”