CPSO: Man allegedly steals deputy vehicle, strikes 2 deputies, steals 2 other cars

Published 1:59 pm Friday, July 29, 2016

NATCHEZ — A man who allegedly struck two Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies with their own vehicle is behind bars after going on the run in a crime spree that included three stolen vehicles across as many parishes.

A fourth stolen vehicle —from Mississippi — was abandoned at the site of the start of the chase.

Glenn J. LaBorde Jr., 30, is currently being detained by the LaSalle Parish Sheriff’s Office following the incident. He faces charges from the Louisiana State Police, the Catahoula Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Office.

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A CPSO spokesman said the incident started at approximately 6 a.m. Friday, when deputies Terry Thames and Michael Barker were dispatched to the scene of a vehicle in the ditch on Logan Sewell Road.

The vehicle was marked with disabled operator tags, and the VIN showed that the vehicle had been flagged as stolen from Wesson, Miss. The driver, identified as LaBorde through his driver’s license, had initially given deputies a false identity.

When the notification of the vehicle’s stolen status came through, LaBorde allegedly started struggling with the deputies and knocked one to the ground. He then allegedly got into their patrol vehicle and struck both of them with the vehicle as he fled the scene.

Thames made a call of officers injured and shots fired to central dispatch as he discharged his service weapon at the tires of the vehicle in an attempt to stop it. The call was made at 6:57 a.m.

Officers later located the deputy’s stolen vehicle on Airport Road, where another vehicle had been stolen. The second vehicle was found in Catahoula Parish, where a third vehicle had been stolen.

LaBorde was eventually captured at approximately 10 a.m. in LaSalle Parish near the Grant Parish line, where he had allegedly wrecked the stolen vehicle.

LaSalle Parish detectives and Louisiana State Police officers captured LaBorde, who was treated at LaSalle General Hospital for leg injuries before he was taken to jail.

CPSO Spokesman Vernon Stevens said both CPSO deputies received moderate but non-life threatening injuries in the areas of their legs.

“I want to commend our deputies and all law enforcement officers involved in the pursuit and apprehension of this suspect,” CPSO Chief Deputy David Hedrick said. “It is sad, but true, that danger is involved in all police activity on a daily basis.  In this case, deputies were dispatched to lend assistance to a motorist in distress and the outcome was that two deputies were injured in a conflict with a dangerous criminal with a lengthy criminal history.”