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February 01 04:30 AM

Hi-Speed chase lands burglary suspect behind bars

BY CHRIS REDFORD redford@theinquisitor.com

Bossier deputies have captured a burglary suspect after he led them on a hi-speed car chase though the north end of the parish January 25.

Authorities said it started when someone called the Webster Parish Sheriff's Office and reported a burglary in progress on Highway 157 near the Webster-Bossier line.

"The caller was able to give us a description of the vehicle and at least one person," said Webster Sheriff Gary Sexton.

Just minutes after broadcasting the vehicle information to nearby agencies, the sheriff said a Plain Dealing police officer spotted the vehicle and tried to pull it over, but it wouldn't stop.

The suspect led the officer on a high speed chase for a few miles.

"He finally ditched his car just before the Red River bridge on Highway two," said Bill Davis with the Bossier Sheriff's Office.

Davis said after searching the woods, deputies arrested Ira Reynolds, 29, and took him into custody.

Reynolds’ vehicle was impounded, and when deputies executed a search warrant on his vehicle, they found numerous weapons and stolen items that he had taken from the residence in Springhill that morning.

“I’m extremely proud of the cooperation between the different parish and city law enforcement agencies in capturing this burglar,” said Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington.

“Criminals don’t adhere to jurisdictional boundaries, and when agencies work together like this, the law prevails.”

Reynolds was charged with seven counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, seven counts of illegal possession of stolen firearms, aggravated flight from an officer, driving under suspension, reckless operation of a vehicle, and two counts of failure to appear, along with additional arrest warrants out of Texas. He was booked into the Bossier Maximum Security Facility; bond is pending.

Webster Parish Sheriff’s Office has made additional arrests in this case as they continue their investigation.

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