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Wanted suspect injures self during capture

A burglary suspect under investigation by several local law enforcement agencies ended his flight from authorities Monday night with a self-inflicted injury, said Sheriff Steve Prator.

Christopher Taylor, 38, produced a knife and caused a significant wound to his neck after he was tracked to the 8200 block of Sophie Lane in Greenwood and apprehended by Caddo Deputy Brock Bonds and K-9 Loki. He was taken to Ochsner LSU Health where he is continuing to receive treatment today.

Agents with the U.S. Marshal’s Task Force, assisted by Bonds and Loki, were attempting to locate Taylor Monday night to execute a warrant from the Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office. Taylor was wanted for aggravated burglary and felon in possession of a firearm.

Bonds spotted Taylor’s truck at Hwy. 169 and Buncombe Road and attempted a traffic stop, but before Bonds could exit his patrol car Taylor drove away. After a short pursuit, Taylor abandoned his vehicle and fled on foot. Bonds and Loki located Taylor at a house on Sophie Lane where he was found beating on the door and attempting to enter the residence. As they attempted to arrest him, Taylor produced a knife and stabbed himself.

Earlier today investigators with the Shreveport Police Department’s Tactical Robbery Unit charged Taylor with Simple Burglary of an Inhabited Dwelling for a home invasion in Shreveport’s Southern Trace neighborhood.

He was charged by the Caddo Sheriff’s Office with Aggravated Flight and Resisting Arrest.

For questions regarding this press release, please contact Cindy Chadwick at (318) 681-0666

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