By T. Scott Boatright
A traffic stop Saturday night in Ruston resulted in the arrest of a Shreveport man on various charges, including having a active attempted second-degree murder warrant.
A Ruston Police Department patrol officer reported observing a blue Dodge Challenger making a right-hand turn from the shoulder onto La. High 33 from Interstate 20 Eastbound at Exit 86.
The officer reported making a traffic stop on the vehicle and made contact with the driver, who allegedly identified himself as Jarvis Logan, 22, of Mer Rouge. The officer also reported observing a passenger in the vehicle who identified himself as Max Davis.
While reportedly advising Logan of the reason for the traffic stop the officer reported noticing a strong odor of marijuana. After reading both the driver and passenger their Miranda rights, the officer reported that Logan admitted to having five grams of marijuana in the vehicle.
The officer then reportedly had the driver and passenger exit the vehicle and stepped back from the vehicle, at which point Logan reportedly put it into drive and “took off from the scene.” The officer said he then began to pursue Logan in a marked patrol unit with emergency lights and siren activated.
During the pursuit the officer reported observing a large bag being thrown from the passenger side of the vehicle. Moments after the officer reported what appeared to be a firearm being thrown from the passenger side as well and advised other officers where the bag and suspected firearm were thrown out of the vehicle.
During the pursuit the officer reported reaching speeds of more than 110 mph in a 45 mph zone and that Logan ran three red lights and a stop sign during the pursuit, which lasted about 10 miles before Logan pulled into a dirt driveway on La. Hwy. 555.
The officers said he then left his vehicle and advised both occupants to exit the suspect vehicle before placing them both in handcuffs and beginning to search them.
Logan was reportedly found with six ecstasy pills in his front left pocket along with $3,200 in cash. The officer said a search of the passenger, later identified as Reginald Davis, 20, of Shreveport, then yielded approximately three grams of marijuana in his right front pocket.
Officers assisting the investigation reported finding a Glock handgun and a half pound of suspected marijuana as the items reportedly thrown from the suspect vehicle. Officers said Davis admitted throwing both items from the vehicle but denied ownership.
Davis was found to have two active felony warrants for his arrest from the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Shreveport Police Department — illegal possession of a stolen firearm and attempted second-degree murder.
Logan reported told officers he fled because Davis had an active murder warrant.
Davis remains jailed with no bond set on charges of two counts of obstruction of justice, resisting an officer by providing false identification, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, illegal possession of a firearm in presence of a CDS, and being a fugitive from another jurisdiction.
Logan was charged with improper lane usage, aggravated flight, illegally tinted windshield/side windows and possession with intent to distribute marijuana. possession of Schedule I drugs and illegal carrying of a firearm.
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