Last week, three men from Louisiana were arrested after police led them on a high-speed chase across state lines and into a gunfight. Charles Bracelon Armon, 20, was charged with illegally having stolen goods, aggravated assault with a firearm on a peace officer, aggravated assault with a firearm, aggravated flight from an officer, and illegal discharge of a firearm during a violent crime.
Trenston Semien, 17, was charged with illegally having stolen goods, aggravated assault with a firearm on a peace officer, aggravated assault with a firearm, aggravated flight from an officer, illegal discharge of a firearm during a violent crime, and illegal possession of a firearm by a juvenile.
Justin Jules Colligan, who is 43 years old, was charged with being an accomplice after the fact. Around 12:38 a.m. on October 7, a Vidor police officer was walking along Interstate 10 going east when a car going 120 mph went by him. A news release from the Vidor Police Department says the car kept going fast even after the officer tried to pull it over.
The car finally got off the interstate at Mile Marker 4 in Calcasieu Parish and crashed near where Toomey and Broussard roads meet. The suspects then got out of the car and shot at the officer, which made the officer shoot back, according to the release.
Both the officer and the men were not hurt. Police say that the suspects were stopped by Calcasieu Parish sheriff’s deputies around 9:35 a.m. that same day when they tried to leave the area in a relative’s car. Police later found out that the first car had been robbed with a gun the day before. The Calcasieu Parish jail took all three of the men.
The people have been identified as possible suspects in a number of thefts and carjackings that have happened in Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana. The investigation is still going on, and more charges are likely to come.