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High Speed Pursuit Leads to Arrest


Sheriff Charles R. Guillory, of the Evangeline Parish Sheriff's Office releases the following: 

On the 7th of November 2020 The Evangeline Parish Criminal Patrol Unit was traveling west on Lincoln road. Deputy Willis saw a white car commit a traffic offense. When he activated his emergency, the car sped up and refused to stop. The car then proceeded to travel north on Tate cove and then onto the Whiteville road, reaching speeds of 100 mph. During the pursuit the driver tried to ram police units and was driving extremely reckless. The car finally came to a stop on Whiteville road at Eldridge road. The driver and occupants were removed from the vehicle and detained. The vehicle was searched due to extremely strong scent of marijuana coming from it. Once the investigation was completed the following arrest occurred.

 Lauren Taylor Launey

1518 Peggy street

Ville Platte, LA.

W/F AGE 21

Was charged with

LA:RS: 14:108 Aggravated flight.

LA:RS: 32:898 No insurance

LA:RS: 14:92 Contributing to delinquency of juvenile

LA:RS: 14:91.13 CDS IN THE Presence of minors

LA:RS: 40:966 Possession of Marijuana

LA:RS: 40:1023 Possession of drug paraphernalia

She remains incarcerated at this time

As always, Sheriff Charles R Guillory and the Evangeline Parish Sheriff's Office is always seeking information on criminal activity and urges the Public to contact their Investigation Department via phone at 337-363-2161 or through the agency's website at Any person/s reporting information will remain anonymous.    

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