(3/27/19) Troopers say 20-year-old Elias Smallsreed kept driving after a trooper tried to stop him for speeding. Investigators say Smallsreed continued traveling eastbound on I-10 towards Ascension Parish.
After entering Ascension Parish, State Police say Smallsreed exited onto LA Hwy 30 and reentered the interstate traveling westbound on I-10.
As the pursuit continued, investigators say Smallsreedapproached heavy traffic congestion on I-10 at Dalrymple Drive and struck several vehicles before becoming disabled.
Due to Smallsreed refusing to exit the vehicle, an East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office canine was deployed.
After the canine deployment, Smallsreed was taken into custody.
Smallsreed was transported to the Baton Rouge General Medical Center in Baton Rouge to be treated for minor injuries.
Once medically cleared, Troopers will book him into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.
Smallsreed faces charges of:
12 counts of Aggravated Criminal Damage to Property
Driving Under Suspension for a Previous DWI
12 counts of Hit and Run Driving
Resisting an Officer
Aggravated Flight from an Officer
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
This case remains under investigation.