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Traffic violation leads to a vehicle pursuit in south Caddo Parish that ended in Harrison County with four people in jail, said Sheriff Steve Prator.
Caddo Deputies attempted to stop 32-year-old Charles Dressen out of Shreveport for a traffic violation of following to close, first initiated by Greenwood Police Officer Shawn Fertenbaugh, on I-20 eastbound near the Tourist Bureau Friday night.
Dressen refused to stop and continued to drive his red Chevrolet Camaro on I-20 eastbound. During the pursuit, suspected drugs and a gun were seen thrown from the vehicle. Dressen took exit 3 near Pines Road headed north, traveled eastward on Jefferson Paige road, crossed over LA Highway 3132 traveled back towards Pines Road and turned westbound onto Highway 80.
Caddo Sheriff’s K-9 Deputy Justin Dunn was involved in the pursuit on Highway 80 in Greenwood near the intersection of Highway 169 and 80.
Deputy Dunn along with other Caddo Deputies continued to follow the vehicle until it veered off the roadway and stalled near Highway 9 just south of Swanson Landing in Harrison County. The driver and two passengers, Jessica Branch, 30, and Cody Allen, 29, both out of Shreveport exited the vehicle and Bryan Marshall, 31, out of Denim Springs, Texas remained inside. Caddo’s K-9 Samos chased and bit Branch on the leg area.
After further investigation, a gun and approximately 2 kilos of suspected methamphetamines were recovered on I-20 east near exit 5, and a holster and magazine were recovered near Calderwood Drive and Highway 80.
The driver, three passengers were arrested and taken to Good Shepherd Medical Center in Marshall, Texas with non-life-threatening injuries. The suspects will be held in custody at Harrison County Jail in Marshall, Texas.
Greenwood Police Department assisted in this arrest.
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