UPDATE: (1/21/2020) RUSTON La. — A Ruston man wanted for Attempted Second Degree Murder has been arrested and received even more charges.
According to arrest reports, 25-year-old Deontrell Hunter was arrested shortly after midnight on Tuesday, January 21, 2020.
An officer with the Ruston Police Department spotted a vehicle traveling on Martin Luther King Drive with what appeared to be fake dealer tags. When the officer tried to stop the vehicle on McAllister Street, the vehicle proceeded to speed up.
The officer states that the vehicle ran several stop signs during the chase and even forced another vehicle off of the road. The chase continued on South Farmerville Street and reached speeds over 100 mph in a 35 mph zone. The vehicle eventually turned into an apartment complex on Fountain Drive and left the road, driving through three different lawns.
Once stopped, an unidentified passenger ran from the vehicle and the driver, identified as Hunter, tried to flee but was unable to, according to police. The reports state that Hunter was seen leaning over in the passenger seat with his hands underneath the seat. Hunter was ordered out of the vehicle and placed under arrest.
When questioned, Hunter admitted that there was a pistol inside the vehicle. The officer found a loaded .40 caliber pistol under the front passenger seat where Hunter was reaching and also found 40 counterfeit $20 bills under the driver’s seat. Hunter denied knowing about the counterfeit bills and stated that the pistol belonged to the passenger. Reports state that Hunter refused to identify the passenger that ran.
During the arrest, the officer learned that Hunter had three active warrants for his arrest, one of which was for Attempted Second Degree Murder.
Hunter was taken to the Lincoln Parish Detention Center and booked on the following charges:
- Aggravated Flight from an Officer
- Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon
- Monetary Instrument Abuse
- Fictitious Tag
- Attempted Second Degree Murder (Warrant)
- Two counts Fugitive from Other Jurisdiction (Warrant)
Hunter is being held on a $255,750 bond.
ORIGINAL: (12/13/19) RUSTON, La. — The Ruston Police Department is currently searching for a suspect wanted for Attempted Second Degree Murder.
According to police, 25-year-old Deontrell Hunter is wanted in connection to an incident on October 29, 2019.
Detectives say that Hunter is possibly still in the Ruston area and should be considered armed and dangerous.
If you know where Hunter is or have any information regarding his whereabouts, please call the Ruston Police Department at 318-255-4141 or Crimestoppers of Lincoln Parish at 318-255-1111.
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