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ERIC SCOTT RADIO | LAKE CHARLES, LA. — On January 8, 2014 at 4:00 a.m., the Lake Charles Police Department was contacted by a customer at L’Auberge Casino in reference to witnessing an unknown male attempting to break into a car. Officers Michael Flurry, Luke Elter and Jess Griepsma responded to the call. The witness directed officers to the suspects’ vehicle. When officers approached, the suspect fled across the parking lot resulting in a vehicle pursuit.

The pursuit proceeded to I-210 westbound and concluded in Orange, TX. The suspect used his car in several failed attempts to force other cars off the roadway. He then attempted to strike police units with his vehicle. At the request of pursuing officers, Vinton Police Department responded and set up spike strips to flatten the tires of the suspect vehicle. Although successful, this still did not stop the suspect. Upon arriving in Orange, TX, the police department there assisted and forced the suspect off the Interstate and onto the surface streets.

The officers were then able to force the suspect to stop, but not before striking a Lake Charles Police vehicle. Once stopped, the suspect attempted to resist, but the officers were able place the suspect under arrest.

The suspect, 19 year old Eric Son Tran, who resides at 3540 8th Street, Port Arthur, TX, was booked into the Orange County jail on charges that occurred in their jurisdiction. Once Tran is extradited back to Lake Charles, he will be facing charges levied by the Lake Charles Police Department. These charges are Criminal Damage to property (2cts), Aggravated Flight from an Officer (Felony), Possession of CDS IV (Xanbars) and Resisting an Officer. The warrant was signed by Judge David Ritchie and a bond of $80,000.00 was set.

No injuries to the police officers were reported.

Questions regarding charges in TX should be directed to TX authorities.

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