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Monroe Teenager Leads Officers on Pursuit in Stolen Vehicle

Monroe Teenager Leads Officers on Pursuit in Stolen Vehicle

The Lafourche Parish Sheriffs Office arrested a Monroe teenager after he led law enforcement officers on a high-speed pursuit in a stolen vehicle. Keenan Harris, 19, faces several charges in the incident.

At around 12:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 15, deputies located a compact SUV traveling westbound on US Highway 90 in Raceland, which had been reported stolen in New Orleans. The vehicle exited US 90 and continued westbound onto LA Highway 182. Additional units from Louisiana State Police Troop C arrived to assist, and deputies attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle, later identified as Keenan Harris, refused to stop and accelerated to a high rate of speed.

Troopers set up a roadblock at the intersection of LA 182 and LA 316 where Harris’ tires were spiked. Harris turned onto LA 316 where he eventually crashed into a ditch. Harris exited the vehicle and attempted to flee on foot, but he was quickly apprehended. Deputies found Harris did not have a valid driver’s license. When questioned about the vehicle, he claimed to have borrowed it from “a friend.

Harris was booked into the Lafourche Parish Detention Center on charges of Possession of Stolen Things, Aggravated Flight from an Officer, Reckless Operation of a Motor Vehicle, and no driver’s license. His bond is set at $35,600.