Deontre Edwards (Source: Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff's Office)
JEFF DAVIS PARISH, LA (KPLC) -
A Jennings man led Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff's deputies on a car chase Tuesday, authorities said.
Jeff Davis Parish Chief Deputy Chris Ivey said the suspect was identified as Deontre Edwards, 18.
Edwards ran a 2011 gray Ford Mustang off U.S. 90 near Jennings Airport. Edwards abandoned his vehicle in a trailer park driveway and fled on foot. Authorities said Edwards took the vehicle without permission and did not pull over when deputies attempted to conduct a traffic stop.
When deputies arrived at the abandoned vehicle, they found drugs and two cell phones on the ground.
Edwards was questioned by detectives on Thursday and was charged with possession of marijuana and unauthorized use of a movable. He was booked into the Jeff Davis Parish jail.