By Bonnie Culverhouse
Law enforcement’s pursuit of a north Webster Parish man ended in his arrest on numerous charges.
Johnny Reed Jenkins, 46, of the 300 block of East St., Cotton Valley, was arrested by Webster Parish Sheriff’s deputies for aggravated flight from an officer, possession of Sch. II, possession of Sch. I, prohibited acts, switched plates and failure to register a vehicle.
Deputies, along with Cotton Valley Police, also learned there were warrants for Jenkins’ arrest that included fugitive from Cotton Valley, 2 counts of criminal domestic property, aggravated flight, possession of synthetic Marijuana with intent to distribute, possession with intent to distribute Sch. II CDS, aggravated assault on a police officer, prohibited acts, passing in a no passing zone, 2 counts of no proof of insurance and driving under suspension.
Webster Parish Sheriff Jason Parker said Deputy Jordan Greer observed a maroon Harley Davidson motorcycle traveling south on Springhill Airport Rd.
“It was operated by a male matching Jenkins’ description, with warrants from WPSO,” Parker said. “Deputy Greer activated his lights and turned his patrol unit to follow the motorcycle. When he did, Jenkins accelerated to a high rate of speed.”
According to reports, Jenkins turned onto Newton Road, then Morgan Road where he ran a stop sign and accelerated again.
“He turned onto Porterville Road and ran that stop sign as well,” said the sheriff. “He accelerated and ran a third stop sign at Porterville and Walnut roads, continued to Old Sarepta Church Road, then to Smith Loop where Lt. Chuck Clark was approaching from the opposite direction.”
Lt. Clark reportedly attempted to block Jenkins’ path with his unit and the subject drove into the front yard of a Smith Loop residence.
“In an attempt to evade Lt. Clark, Jenkins accelerated and his rear tire lost traction,” Parker said. “He slid into the front of Lt. Clark’s vehicle.”
Jenkins was taken to Springhill Medical Center where he was placed on the books, then turned over to the jailer on the warrants. He was transported to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center on bonds totaling more than $300,000.
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