High flying crash ends chase in Webster Parish

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Kevonte Dekorey Austin was captured today after walking off a Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office Transitional work release program back on February the 10th.  It is believed he stole another employee’s vehicle. 

He and another person were speeding down Hwy. 371 in Webster Parish when they were pulled over by a sheriff’s deputy for going 78 mph.  As the deputy spoke with the driver, Austinis said to have jumped in the driver’s seat and took off.

He headed towards Springhill going more than 115 mph, he then turned around and headed to Dixie Inn. 

Many other agencies joined the chase including the State Police.  

Spike strips were deployed and once the vehicle hit them it went airborne flipped and landed on the roof of a car in a restaurant parking lot occupied by a woman. 

She climbed out and was unharmed.

Both the driver and Austin were taken into custody.

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