UPDATE (3/20/19): The woman involved in Monday’s carjacking and high speed pursuit is being held on a half a million dollar bond.
Sarah Green, 41 of Shreveport, was arrested by Monroe Police on Tuesday, March 18, 2019.
According to the arrest report, the incident happened around 7:30 a.m.
Police say the victim parked her vehicle, a Nissan Sentra, in the parking lot of BestZ Donuts. The vehicle keys were left in the center console and the door was left unlocked while the victim entered the business.
While the victim was away, Sarah Green entered the vehicle without permission and started it. The victim said she confronted Green to prevent her from taking her vehicle. The victim struggled with Green while trying to pull her out of the vehicle. The victim said during the struggle, Green was able to get the vehicle in drive and gun the vehicle. The victim said she was struck by the door or side of the vehicle and had to roll away to avoid from getting run over.
Police say the victim did have scrapes and dirt on her from where she hit the ground from falling when she was struck by the vehicle.
The victim said Green then drove off on Louisville Avenue at a high rate of speed. Green was located by officers at DeSiard and Highway 165, but she refused to stop.
Green continued on Highway 165 reaching speeds of up to 94 miles per hour and was weaving in and out of traffic.
Green entered the CenturyLink parking lot where there were people going into the building to go to work. Green then got back on Highway 165 and officers attempted to deploy spike strips to stop her.
Green swerved toward the officer, causing him to run away from the vehicle.
Green was then blocked in by units on Highway 165.
Green then entered a field to get away and became stuck in the mud. Green refused to comply with officers when she was told to get out of the vehicle. Officers had to break out the windows and remove Green from the vehicle.
Green was taken into custody and booked on one count of carjacking, one count aggravated obstruction of a highway of commerce, one count resisting an officer and one count attempted second degree murder. The offenses involving the two officers happened in Morehouse Parish where charges will be filed by State Police.
Her bond has been set at $522,000.00.
UPDATE: Monroe Police say this morning’s chase started on Louisville Avenue with a stolen car. It ended on Hwy 165.
Here is the full press release from Monroe Police:
At approximately 7:20AM MPD responded to a stolen vehicle complaint at Bestz Donuts 1614 Louisville Avenue. It was discovered that after the victim got out of her white Nissan Altima, a black female jumped in and fled east on Louisville. MPD officers were able to track down the vehicle on Louisville but the suspect refused to stop after officers activated lights and siren. The pursuit then headed North on US HWY 165 and continued through Sterlington. The suspect then turned around and headed South on Hwy 165 back to Sterlington where she rammed an MPD vehicle causing moderate damage. Suspect was taken into custody for stolen vehicle, aggravated flight from officer, and aggravated assault on Officer. More charges are pending upon completion of investigation. Suspect information will be released upon completion of investigation.
(3/18/2019) A chase, involving multiple police departments, ended near the Morehouse-Ouachita Parish line.
According to Louisiana State Police, the chase was started by Monroe Police. Police sources tell us a woman stole a car in Monroe, and refused to stop.
Sources say the chase involved Monroe Police, Sterlington Police, Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office, and the Morehouse Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Several NBC 10 viewers reached out to us to let us know about the pursuit this morning before 8 a.m.
Police say the chase ended near the Morehouse-Ouachita Parish line.
No word on any charges the driver may face.
Monroe Police tell NBC 10 they are working on a press release to provide more details. We will pass that on when it comes to the newsroom