Police arrest speeder on serious charges

By Bonnie Culverhouse

A Shreveport man speeding down Sibley Rd. is behind bars on more serious charges.

Minden Police arrested Jaevon T. Feaster, 22, of the 3600 block of Greenbriar Dr., Shreveport on charges of aggravated flight, reckless operation, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, no child restraint, no driver’s license and a fugitive from Shreveport Police.

Minden Police Chief Steve Cropper said Off. Reece Tewell pursued Feaster after clocking his vehicle at 79 miles per hour in a 35-mph-zone.

“Off. Tewell attempted to stop the vehicle, and it entered the Interstate heading westbound,” Cropper said. “While on I-20, the vehicle went around several 18 wheelers, failing to use its turn signals to indicate lane change. The officer reached a speed of 130 mph in the patrol unit and still couldn’t catch Feaster.”

Off. Tewell reportedly caught up with Feaster at the Dixie Inn exit, where he began to slow down and eventually came to a stop on the shoulder of the road.

“The officer waited at the patrol unit with firearm drawn until Sgt. Mitch Hackett and Lt. Spencer Tippen arrived as back-up,” said the chief. “Officers ordered Feaster out of the vehicle and on the ground. There was also a female passenger, who was pregnant. Officers ordered her out of the vehicle and onto her knees.”

There was also an unrestrained two-year-old child in the vehicle, according to reports.

“During a vehicle search, Sgt. Hackett located a loaded firearm,” Cropper said. “Feaster was transported to MPD, while the vehicle was released to the female passenger.”