The three suspects eventually fled the stolen car on foot before being apprehended a short time later.
9:30 a.m. Jan. 3, officers with the PAPD were dispatched to the block of 4th Street in reference to a reportedly-stolen black Dodge Durango that was called in by the vehicle’s GPS system, according to a news release.
The system, U-Connect, gave dispatch the location of the stolen vehicle, while officers attempted to locate it. The car was eventually located on HWY 69 near the Jefferson County Correctional Facility, where a pursuit began when the driver failed to pull over when officers attempted to make a traffic stop.
According to police, the suspect exceeded speeds of 60 mph and was driving recklessly through traffic. The vehicle continued to evade police through Port Arthur and neighboring cities, and eventually came to a stop in the 800 block of Foley Avenue. The driver and two passengers of the vehicle then fled on foot, but were quickly apprehended in the area.
The driver of the stolen vehicle was a juvenile and charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and evading arrest with a motor vehicle. The two passengers were charged with evading arrest. One was another juvenile and the other “adult” passenger was identified as 17-year-old Charles Mosely.
The juveniles were arrested and transported to Minnie Rogers Juvenile Justice Center and Mosely was taken to the Jefferson County Correctional Facility. The incident is currently being investigated by PAPD.