BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – A short pursuit through the streets of Baton Rouge ended with the arrest of a Baton Rouge man.
On Monday, Oct. 23, a deputy with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office was in the 6000 of block of Antioch Boulevard when they reportedly saw a vehicle speed by at a little over twice the legal speed limit. The deputy clocked the vehicle going 51 mph in a 25 mph zone.
A traffic stop was attempted but the driver, identified as Timothy Parks, 28, of Baton Rouge, kept going, investigators said. He allegedly ran two stop signs before coming to a stop at an apartment complex in the 16000 block of Tiger Bend Road. Before making contact with Parks, the deputy heard a click which was later found to be the throwing of “an unidentified object out of the open passenger window,” according to the affidavit. The Baton Rouge man was detained by the deputy.
A prescription pill bottle was found at the scene, containing 37 two mg Xanax pills. Parks admitted he didn’t have a prescription saying “he takes the pills to sleep better,” according to the affidavit.
During the investigation, EBRSO confirmed that Parks had been arrested twice before in 2020 on drug charges. Deputies said he was also driving with a suspended driver’s license and had a bench warrant through the 19th Judicial Court.
After his arrest, Parks was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on Tuesday, Oct. 24, and charged with maximum speed law, suspended driver’s license, flight from an officer and possession with the intent to distribute a schedule IV substance. The Baton Rouge man remains behind bars.