A Baker man was arrested Thursday after leading Baton Rouge police on a vehicle chase that turned into a foot pursuit in an industrial canal, according to Baton Rouge Police.
Sheddrick Montreal Brice, 26, is accused of fleeing police Oct. 8 after officers attempted to stop him for driving a Dodge Charger without a license plate on Provost Street, his arrest report says.
After the vehicle signaled that it was pulling over near the intersection of Provost and North 42nd streets, Brice sped off, the report says.
The car blew through a stop sign at North 43rd Street and turned right onto Gus Young Avenue, police said. Brice then turned south onto North 44th Street, at which point the vehicle slowed and Brice jumped out of the still-moving vehicle, police said.
Another unit pursued the driverless vehicle to prevent it from striking property or pedestrians, police said. Brice allegedly fled back toward police, then behind a home in the 1000 block of North 44th Street. Brice then jumped over a fence and leaped down into an industrial canal where police said they spotted him with a gun, the report says.
Brice, again, ran from police in the canal, ignoring verbal commands to stop. He then scaled a 6 foot fence that surrounds the Roselawn Cemetery, the report says.
Officers later found Brice's Louisiana ID in the vehicle he abandoned, and his identity was later confirmed. Officials also determined that Brice was on parole through 2024 for convictions of simple burglary and theft, the report says.
Brice, 4326 Algoa Ave., Baker, was booked into Parish Prison Thursday on one count each of aggravated flight from an officer, resisting an officer, possession of firearm by a person convicted of a felony, obstruction of justice, unauthorized entry of a place of business and aggravated obstruction of a highway of commerce.