BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – A “lengthy pursuit” involving the Baton Rouge Police Department and a white Hyundai Accent ended with the arrest of Caleb Clayton, 21, of Baton Rouge.

Clayton allegedly led police on a chase in a stolen vehicle on Tuesday, October 4.

The Baton Rouge man was the driver of that vehicle which also had two juvenile occupants.

The chase began around 7:30 p.m. on N. Foster Dr. after a BRPD officer saw a vehicle that was reported stolen.

The affidavit states that officers did try to initiate a traffic stop but Clayton failed to comply.

According to the affidavit, “During the pursuit, the defendant ran numerous stop signs and red lights, traveled against the flow of traffic, traveled in excess of 25 mph over the speed limit, and struck another police unit.”

Clayton allegedly hit the police unit on purpose.

The affidavit states that the driver swerved into the path of the police unit “at a high rate of speed.”

The police unit did sustain damage from this collision.

At some point, all three occupants did jump out of the vehicle while it was still moving.

A large mailbox was hit and damaged along with the vehicle.

Clayton then tried to run away from the area but was caught on Cannon St.

The Baton Rouge man admitted that he knew he was driving a stolen vehicle.

Clayton “stated he stole the vehicle from his sister, who stole the vehicle from her boyfriend, who stole it from the original victim,” according to the affidavit.

One of the two juveniles involved in this incident was 15-years-old.

The 21-year-old was arrested on Tuesday and booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on Wednesday, October 5.

Clayton remains behind bars on the charges listed below:

  • Resisting An Officer
  • Aggravated Flight From An Officer
  • Aggravated Criminal Damage To Property
  • Simple Criminal Damage To Property
  • Theft Of A Motor Vehicle
  • Contributing To The Delinquency Of Juveniles

Bond for Caleb Clayton was set at $13,500.