Kilgore man arrested after high speed pursuit

Kilgore man arrested after high speed pursuit


Louisiana State Police:

A Kilgore man is under arrest after leading multiple law enforcement agencies from Louisiana and Texas on a high speed pursuit.

On Saturday, June 15, 2019 just before 4:30 p.m., Louisiana State Police Troop G Troopers located a stolen 2002 Ford Excursion traveling on I-20 eastbound. Troopers attempted a traffic stop on the stolen SUV driven by Richar Landaverde. Landaverde eluded the traffic stop by attempting to strike multiple Louisiana State Police vehicles initiating a high speed pursuit. Landaverde drove in a reckless manner during the pursuit and used the stolen vehicle to ram two marked LSP vehicles. Troopers made multiple attempts to end the pursuit but were unsuccessful. Two Troopers sustained minor injuries due to Landaverde’s reckless actions and were transported Willis Knighton Hospital in Bossier City.

At approximately 5:30 p.m., Landaverde traveled into Texas on I-20 westbound. Multiple Texas law enforcement agencies joined in the pursuit. Landaverde exited I-20 in Texas and began to travel on US 59 northbound. Shortly after 5:45 p.m., Landaverde caused a two vehicle crash at the intersection of US 59 and US 80 ending the pursuit. He was taken into custody by Texas law enforcement and booked into Harrison County on multiple charges.

Landaverde’s charges in Louisiana are pending.

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