Two men are in now custody after the peaceful end to a stand-off in south Caddo Parish, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.
It all started around 11:41 a.m. when Deputy Alvin Slay stopped LaCory Henry for a traffic violation on Leonard Road east of Red Haw Lane. When Slay requested that Henry exit his vehicle, Henry and his passenger, Anthony Cole, sped away. Slay pursued the silver Nissan Altima while Henry disregarded traffic signs, cut off traffic, and jumped the railroad tracks. Henry wrecked his vehicle on Hwy. 1 near Leonard Road, and he and Cole fled on foot through a field. Deputies conducted a search of Henry's vehicle and found a loaded AK-47 assault pistol with an additional magazine and ammunition inside.
Patrol deputies quickly set up a perimeter in the area and began a search for the suspects. Det. Casey Jones, who was in the area, spotted Henry as he entered his house at 1920 Leonard Road. The Sheriff's Office Special Response Team was activitated to assist with the high-risk situation. After two hours of failed attempts to make contact with the men, including the use of a PA system and hostage throw phone, the SRT deployed tear gas into the residence and both men and a female surrendered without incident. Deputies said they do not believe the female was being held against her will in the residence.
Henry, 26, was booked into Caddo Correctional Center for flight from an officer and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Cole, 27, was booked for resisting and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
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