BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Nancy Augustus, 25, of Baton Rouge was arrested after leading officers on a chase through the Capital City.
Around 12:50 a.m., Augustus was seen driving a Mercedes in “the opposite lane of travel” on North Acadian Thwy W.
The 25-year-old pulled into the parking lot of Acadian True Value Hardware.
Officers approached the Mercedes at which point Augustus drove away.
A pursuit ensued that included running stop signs and driving “into oncoming lanes of travel.”
A BRPD officer saw the Mercedes pull “down an alley of a house located on Plank Rd.”
Augustus crashed the vehicle into a garbage dumpster and ran away on foot.
After a search of the area, officers were able to locate Augustus under a park box truck.
A search of the Mercedes led to the seizure of multiple firearms and a spent casing.
Augustus is facing these charges:
- Aggravated Flight from an Officer
- Resisting an Officer
- Hit and Run
The 25-year-old has been released from the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.