One man is in custody after police say he led them on a high-speed chase through Beaumont’s North End.
According to a BPD press release, on Saturday, Nov. 23 at about 11 p.m., patrol officers near Concord and Carlisle tried to stop a vehicle they labeled as ‘suspicious.’
After running a stop sign, the 2006 silver Honda Civic did not stop when officers attempted to pull the vehicle over and led police on a chase through Beaumont’s North End.
As the chase made its way westbound on Harrison Street, police say the Honda crossed Gulf Street and skidded out of control, off the road and into the rail yard west of Gulf Street.
The press release said the Honda flipped several times and the driver was ejected.
When officers reached the ejected driver, it seems he was less-than-willing to be taken into custody, fighting police with a nearby rail spike, according to the press release.
Once in custody, the suspect was uncooperative with officers who said they were unable to get the man’s name before he became unresponsive and was taken by Beaumont EMS to St. Elizabeth Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Shortly after the wreck, police received a call from the Honda’s owner, a Domino’s Pizza delivery driver who reported that his vehicle had been stolen from the St. Elizabeth Hospital parking lot, where the suspect had just been admitted.
Police later identified the driver of the Honda as 23-year-old LaCarlos Landry of Beaumont. Police said Landry was released from St. Elizabeth Hospital and booked into the Jefferson County Jail about 10 a.m. Sunday morning on several undisclosed charges, according to the press release.