A confidential informant’s tip led police on a car chase Tuesday that ended with the arrest of a Baton Rouge man who allegedly planned to deliver drugs to a Perkins Road gas station.
The informant, who police said had given them reliable information in the past, told detectives Stanley Harris, 29, would be delivering a large amount of heroin to Cracker Barrel on Perkins Road, in a grey Lexus, the police report says.
Detectives in uniform spotted Harris driving into the parking lot of the station at 3030 Perkins Road, alone in a grey Lexus at about 6:15 p.m. and approached him, but Harris saw them and quickly drove off, the report says.
Investigators got into their units and chased Harris as he ran several stop signs and almost hit several cars on the road, according to the report.
Eventually, the chase ended when Harris rammed one of the detective’s units, jumped out of his car and ran into a nearby house in the 2300 block of North Acadian West Thruway.
Police found Harris hiding under a bed in the house, and when he resisted arrest, police shot him with a stun gun, the report says.
After detectives took him into custody, they found about .5 grams of suspected cocaine lying on his front passenger seat, the report says.
The woman who lives in the North Acadian West Thruway home said she did not know Harris.
Harris, 2860 Clayton St., was booked Tuesday into Parish Prison on one count each of possession with the intent to distribute Schedule II drugs, obstruction of roadway, aggravated criminal damage to property, unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling and resisting an officer.