Suspect makes leap to avoid arrest on campus

Grambling State University Police arrested a 21-year-old Shreveport man Wednesday on drug and gun charges after he ran from officers conducting an investigation.

Carl H. Little, II, was seen leaving Jones Hall, a campus dorm, wearing a backpack and entering a car police detectives had already determined was the source of a strong marijuana odor. While police were talking with the car’s occupants, they noticed Little making furtive movements in the backseat. He was asked to step out of the car.

Little exited the car still wearing the backpack. He was directed to stand behind the car but instead, walked away, saying he needed to go to his car. He ignored several commands to stop and began running away. 

Little was chased into Jones Hall where he ran up to the third floor, climbed over a guard rail, threw the backpack and jumped to the second floor. He was apprehended on the first floor and the backpack was retrieved from a tree.

Inside the backpack, officers found bags of marijuana and a loaded Glock 23 9mm pistol with an extended magazine, and cash.

Additional marijuana was found in the car where Little had been sitting.

While Little was being questioned at the GSU Police station, his phone received text message on his screen asking, “Hey, can I get a 5?” Further check of the revealed several text messages asking for narcotics.

Little was booked at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute in a school zone, illegal possession of a firearm on a school campus, possession of a firearm while in possession of a controlled substance, resisting an officer, and obstruction of justice.

GSU asked that Little be barred from the campus as a condition of his bail. His bail was set at $200,000.

This information has been provided by a law enforcement agency as public information. Persons named or shown in photographs or video as suspects in a criminal investigation, or arrested and charged with a crime, have not been convicted of any criminal offense and are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. 

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