BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Deputies with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office were led on a chase by a Honda Accord driven by Dwayne Burrell, 21, of Baton Rouge.
It all started on Tuesday, December 6, when two deputies noticed that “the vehicle had an expired registration,” according to the affidavit.
While in their vehicles, the deputies also smelled what they thought was marijuana coming from the Honda Accord.
A traffic stop was initiated but Burrell did not comply and proceeded to speed away from deputies.
The pursuit started on Greenwell St. and the “vehicle continued west bound running the red light at the intersection of Greenwell St. and Airline Hwy. by driving in the opposing lane in oncoming traffic,” according to the affidavit.
Burrell was seen going 30 mph over the speed limit while running a stop sign at McClelland Dr.
The Baton Rouge man allegedly ran another stop sign while crossing N. Foster Dr.
The pursuit continued onto Robertson St. and then Denham St.
Eventually, Burrell turned into the “parking lot of Claiborne Elementary School,” according to the affidavit.
Burrell jumped out the vehicle and then led deputies on a foot chase.
The Honda Accord came to a stop after striking the school and causing damage.
The affidavit states that the foot chase made its way to the back of the school where the 21-year-old tried to jump over a brick wall.
One of the deputies got kicked in the face while trying to stop Burrell from jumping over the wall.
The chase continued until one of the deputies used a taser.
After that, Burrell was arrested and questioned by one of the deputies.
Burrell was carrying a red bag when he was taken into custody.
Along with that bag, these items were found during a search of the suspect:
- 20.4 grams of suspected marijuana
- 15.2 grams of suspected mushrooms
When asked why he ran, Burrell said, “Weed, Shrooms, and a gun.”
These items were seized during a search of the Honda Accord:
- 1.5 grams of suspected burnt marijuana cigar
- Loaded Black Smith & Wesson M&P 9mm handgun
Further investigation determined that Burrell did not have insurance for the Honda Accord.
After his arrest, the Baton Rouge man was charged with the crimes listed below:
- Resisting An Officer
- Aggravated Flight From An Officer
- Battery Of A Police Officer
- Simple Criminal Damage To Property
- Illegal Carrying of Weapons (with CDS)
- Insurance Required
- Possession Schedule I
- Possession of Marijuana
- Fail to Reg Vehicle
- Expired Registration
- Violations of Registration Provisions
The 21-year-old was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on Wednesday, December 7.
Bond has not been set for Dwayne Burrell.
The deputy who was kicked in the mouth did not suffer any injuries.