Two suspected burglars were arrested after a high-speed chase through Denham Springs Thursday in which they wrecked into a deputy’s cruiser and a pharmacy building.
A deputy on patrol south of the city Thursday morning spotted a white Impala previously caught on tape at another crime scene, said Denham Springs Detective Glenn Lemoine.
When the deputy tried to pull the car over, the driver sped off, leading authorities on a chase. He crashed into a deputy’s cruiser near the intersection of Government Street and River Road, giving the lawman a laceration, but no serious injuries, Lemoine said.
Eventually, the Impala wrecked into a drug store on U.S. 190, and the driver and passenger ran away, one running through the parking lot and the other hiding in the store, though both were captured, Lemoine said.
Charlie Jerome Matthews, 24, and Patrick Montrell Booker Jr., 21, both of Baton Rouge, are facing “a list of felony charges,” Lemoine said. The two are believed to have committed a string of daytime home burglaries in East Baton Rouge, Ascension and Livingston parishes. Thursday afternoon, law enforcement in multiple jurisdictions were trying to figure out what counts to bring against them, Lemoine said.