Traffic stop leads to arrest

A Lincoln Parish deputy garnered an arrest of a wanted fugitive this past weekend after a brief pursuit of a traffic violator.

On Sunday night at about 11:30, Deputy D. Johnston attempted to stop a vehicle on Louisiana Highway 556 south of Choudrant for a traffic violation.  The vehicle failed to stop after the deputy activated his emergency lights and siren. Although the vehicle initially slowed down, it increased speed and refused to stop until it pulled into the driveway of the driver, 21-year Alex Ethan Miller.

Once Miller was identified, a computer check revealed he was wanted on fugitive warrants from Ouachita Parish for possession of Schedule II and Schedule IV controlled substances and illegal carrying of weapons. He was also found to be driving with a suspended license.

Miller was arrested on the Ouachita warrants and for flight from an officer, driving under suspension, and a traffic violation and booked at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center. Bail had not been set as of Monday afternoon.


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