Ferriday traffic stop ends in wreck, arrests

Published 12:17 am Wednesday, February 10, 2010

FERRIDAY — Four people are in jail following a Monday incident in which a suspect allegedly crashed his vehicle into a police car before running into the woods.

The incident began at approximately 3 a.m. Monday, when Antoine D. Amado, 22, 414 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., allegedly ran a stop sign and was driving his vehicle erratically, Ferriday Patrolman John Cowan said.

Patrol officer Raymond Rouse tried to initiate a traffic stop, but Amado reportedly did not yield to blue lights or sirens. At that point, Cowan came to the scene to assist, he said.

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Instead of stopping, however, Amado reportedly sideswiped Cowan’s police vehicle, causing damage to the back passenger side of Cowan’s police unit and to the passenger side of the suspect’s vehicle, Cowan said.

The suspect then reportedly exited the vehicle and evaded the officers on foot until he could disappear into a wooded area, Cowan said.

Three people were reportedly still in the vehicle, where marijuana and open container violations were found, Cowan said.

Anthony D. Curry, 314 Iowa St., and Victor V. Curry, 379 Iowa St., and Angela Amado, 502 Carolina Ave., were all arrested on charges of possession of marijuana and open container following the incident.

At approximately 2 p.m. Monday, Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies had reportedly located and surrounded Antoine Amado to arrest him, and he allegedly fled them by entering an Iowa Street residence unauthorized, Cowan said.

The suspect was reportedly subdued inside the residence by the K-9 dog, Cowan said.

Following his arrest, Antoine Amado was charged with possession of schedule II controlled dangerous substance (crack cocaine), unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling, aggravated battery of a police officer, aggravated flight from a police officer, possession of marijuana, aggravated criminal damage to property, open container and numerous warrants.

He was detained without bond.