BEAUMONT - PRESS RELEASE - Beaumont Police say Officers in Iowa, Louisiana arrested a Beaumont robbery suspect after a high speed chase.
An early morning traffic stop lead to a high-speed pursuit in Iowa, Louisiana. At about 1:20 this morning, officers with the Iowa, Police Department attempted to stop a 2001 Infiniti for a traffic violation on Hwy. 90. The stop led to a high-speed pursuit that ended when the fleeing driver crashed the car into a house. Officers took the driver into custody and no one in the house suffered injury.
Iowa Police Officers then discovered that the vehicle had been reported stolen during a robbery that happened in our city at about 11:34 pm Saturday night. That robbery happened in the 3200 block of Euclid Street. During the robbery, the owner of the Infiniti pulled into his driveway where two men confronted him. One of the men struck the owner with a handgun and both men stole the car. The owner suffered a minor injury during the robbery.
Iowa Police are holding Cedric Pittman, eighteen year old resident of Lake Charles, for charges stemming from their pursuit. Those charges include aggravated flight from officers, resisting arrest, criminal possession of stolen property, and criminal damage of property.
High speed chase ends in arrest
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