A man accused of stalking led Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies on a chase Saturday night from Walker to Baton Rouge on Interstate 12 with the pursuit ending after the suspect drove over spikes put out by the Baton Rouge Police Department, a Sheriff’s Office spokesman said.
Jonathan Livingston, 31, 4606 Y.A. Tittle Drive, Baton Rouge, was spotted in a Winn Dixie parking lot in Walker by a deputy at about 9 p.m., said Perry Rushing, chief of operations for the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Livingston, wanted by the Walker Police Department on a stalking charge as well as other charges, refused to stop when the deputy put on his car lights, Rushing said.
Livingston turned off his car’s headlights and ran it into another deputy’s patrol car near the grocery store, but instead of stopping, he raced toward I-12, Rushing said.
Deputies tried to stop Livingston as he drove to Baton Rouge. He was eventually stopped when spikes were put on the road at I-12 and Drusilla Lane, Rushing said.
Rushing said Livingston was booked Sunday morning on more than 20 counts, including six counts of aggravated flight from an officer, four counts of resisting an officer, and single counts of stalking, aggravated assault, hit and run, aggravated criminal damage to property along with other counts.
Livingston remained in the Livingston Parish Jail Monday afternoon, a jail spokesman said. Bail was set at $185,629, Rushing said.
This story was corrected Nov. 28, 2011, to show the Walker Police Department, instead of Watson.