Man pleads not guilty in battery case

Published 9:52 am Friday, September 2, 2016

By Cain Madden

The Natchez Democrat

VIDALIA — A Monterey man accused of striking two Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies with their own vehicle pleaded not guilty Wednesday to six charges.

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Glenn J. LaBorde Jr., 30, 2164 Louisiana 909, was arraigned on charges of theft, aggravated second degree battery, simple burglary of a law enforcement or emergency vehicle, unlawful possession or use of body armor, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and aggravated flight from an officer.

The incident began at approximately 6 a.m. July 29, when deputies Terry Thames and Michael Barker were dispatched to the scene of a vehicle in a ditch on Logan Sewell Road.

When deputies checked the registration on the vehicle, they discovered it had been reported stolen from Wesson.

When notification came through, LaBorde reportedly started struggling with the deputies and knocked one to the ground. He is then alleged to have gotten into the patrol vehicle and struck both of them with the vehicle as he fled the scene.

Thames made a call at approximately 7 a.m. of officers injured and shots fired to central dispatch as he discharged his service weapon at the tires of the patrol vehicle in an attempt to stop it.

The vehicle was later located on Airport Road, where another vehicle had been stolen. That vehicle was found in Catahoula Parish, where a fourth vehicle was stolen.

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

The officers received moderate but non-life threatening injuries in the scuffle when LaBorde is alleged to have taken the patrol car.

Seventh Judicial Assistant District Attorney Ann Siddall offered LaBorde a 20-year department of corrections sentence before he pleaded not guilty through defense attorney Derrick Carson.

A trial of motions for LaBorde is scheduled for Oct. 6.

Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy David Hedrick said LaBorde is facing additional charges related to this incident in Copiah County and Catahoula Parish.

LaBorde was in jail Thursday with a $120,000 bond.