(6/13/19 9:43 P.M.) UPDATE: The manhunt is finally over.
Brandon McClain is officially caught and cuffed. West Monroe residents can sleep soundly tonight knowing the 17-year-old escapee is behind bars.
“At the time of apprehension, he did not resist so he was taken into custody. He will be booked into the Ouachita Parish Correction Center on one count of attempted murder of a police officer,” said Sheriff Jay Russell with the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office.
It all started Wednesday when McClain was pulled over at a traffic stop on Cyprus Street in West Monroe.
He took off, leading deputies on a high speed chase while shooting out the back of the car. McClain then ditched the car on Kendallwood Road and fled on foot into the woods behind the West Lakes neighborhood.
The same neighborhood he was arrested in.
According to the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office, McClain was hiding out in an apartment complex that’s under construction on the second floor.
Residents say they saw a man who matched McClain’s description on surveillance camera early Thursday morning.
But it was a tip from a woman who says mMcClain showed up at her front door in Rosewood Estates that got him caught.
“She did not answer the door. She saw the description of Brandon. she retreated to the back of the house, called 9-1-1 and at that time we set up a perimeter,” said Sheriff Russell.
Dozens of local and state law enforcement officers covered the ground while a chopper circled the scene through the air.
Sheriff Russell says McClain did not resist arrest and did not have a weapon on him when he was arrested.
McClain escaped Green Oaks detention center on Saturday. It’s still unclear why he was originally being held there.
Sheriff Russell says McClain went on a car burglary spree looking for weapons before the chase happened. He also believes other people were involved.
The investigation continues.
(6/13/19) UPDATE: According to OPSO, 17-year-old Brandon McClain has been arrested on Thursday afternoon.
We will continue to update this article as more details of the arrest become available.
(6/13/19) UPDATE: OPSO says they have not yet located 17 year old Brandon McClain. He is accused of shooting at deputies during a police pursuit Wednesday on Cypress Street and Vancil Road.
Investigators say they will be active in the area he was last seen, and they urged anyone who sees the suspect or anything suspicious to call 911.
UPDATE: (10:38 P.M. 6/12/19) WEST MONROE, La. — Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office officials said they have concluded their ground search of the immediate are of Kendallwood and Vancil Roads without results.
OPSO will continue to maintain a heavy presence in the area throughout the night.
Deputies would like to remind the residents to be sure to remove any valuables, weapons, etc. from their vehicles and lock the vehicle as well.
Should any resident in this area see or hear anything suspicious, contact OPSO immediately at ( (318) 329-1200.
UPDATE: (5:15 P.M. 6/12/19) WEST MONROE, La. — Listen to the police radio traffic while today’s police pursuit went down Cypress Street and onto Vancil Road.
Here is a look at the area where deputies are looking for the suspect, Brandon McClain.
UPDATE: (2:30 P.M. 6/12/19) WEST MONROE, La. — Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Deputies are looking for a Green Oaks escapee who shot at an officer during a pursuit.
According to Ouachita Parish Sheriff Jay Russell, 17-year-old Brandon Kaleb McClain is the subject of a manhunt in West Monroe.
Deputies say the incident began when they tried to pull McClain over on Cypress Street. They say McClain fled and eventually started shooting at officers while on Kendallwood Road. McClain ditched the car on Kendallwood.
Sheriff Russell did say that McClain will be charged with at least one count of attempted murder of a police officer once he is caught.
To see the full press conference with Ouachita Parish Sheriff Jay Russell, see below:
ORIGINAL: (6/12/19) OUACHITA PARISH — Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Deputies are currently looking for a suspect in the Vancil and Kendallwood Road area.
According to OPSO, officers attempted to pull the suspect over on Vancil Road. They say that the suspect fled and eventually ditched the vehicle on Kendallwood Road.
This is an ongoing situation. KTVE/KARD does have a crew on scene, and we will continue to update this article as more information becomes available.