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12/16/2016

FUGITIVE APPREHENDED AFTER CAR AND FOOT CHASE

Anthony Ricardo “Spud” Lee, 29, a resident of Lee Road, is now in the Washington Parish Jail facing multiple charges.  Lee, who had an outstanding warrant for an earlier burglary of a residence on Frankie Miller Road, was discovered driving his blue PT Cruiser in the Black Jack area of Washington Parish. 

While working in the Black Jack area, detectives with the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office Drug Task Force observed Lee, who is well known to them, driving his vehicle.  Detectives pursued Lee who refused to yield.  As Lee drove down Jean Clark road,  he crashed his vehicle into a metal fence at the end of the road.  Lee then exited his vehicle and fled on foot into nearby woods. 

Drug Task Force detectives pursued Lee into the woods and caught up with him when he became entangled in vines and brush.  As the detectives attempted to take Lee into custody, he resisted by fighting.  During the ensuing struggle, Lee was subdued, but not before causing injuries to one of the detectives.  When  Lee was searched, detectives found marijuana, a marijuana grinder and a digital scale inside the pockets of his overalls. 

Lee was transported to the Washington Parish Jail charged with burglary, possession of marijuana, resisting arrest by flight on foot and resisting an officer with force or violence.  He remains in jail with no bond set. 

Lee is well known to law enforcement officers and is no stranger to the Washington Parish Jail.  In 2009, he was jailed for possession of schedule 2 drugs, possession of a controlled dangerous substance with a weapon present and failure to appear.  After spending more than two months in jail, he was released after posting a $110,000 bond. 

Lee was arrested again in 2012 for possession of schedule 2 drugs and obstruction of justice.  He stayed in jail less than a month and was released after posting a $7,500 bond.  In 2014, Lee spent four months in jail for possession of stolen property before posting a $10,000 bond for his release. 

“Obviously, Lee has chosen a life of crime for his profession,” stated Sheriff Randy Seal.  “Whatever time he spends in jail is well earned.  I am pleased our detectives were able to locate and apprehend him and I’m so glad our detective was not seriously injured.  This is another example of the constant danger faced by our officers as they work throughout Washington Parish to help keep us safe.  Never forget that these fine men and women will be away from their families and working on upcoming holidays while most of us are at home enjoying the holiday celebration.  Please continue to keep our officers and their families in your prayers.” 

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