1 patrol car stolen, another crashes; search on for suspect

Louisiana News

(WGNO)

Authorities in southeast Louisiana are searching for a suspect who stole a patrol vehicle from a New Orleans-area sheriff’s deputy.

The suspect had been captured after crashing his car into a ditch while fleeing a St. Charles Parish sheriff’s deputy early Monday.

The Sheriff’s Office says the deputy had handcuffed the suspect and placed him in the back of a patrol vehicle.

But as the deputy investigated the accident scene he saw his patrol SUV being driven away.

Another deputy was involved in a crash during the pursuit.

The stolen patrol unit was found later in New Orleans.

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