Stolen Vehicle Leads to Police Pursuit on Tuesday
A local man took police on a high-speed chase in Lake Charles on Tuesday, April 10, which ended with the suspect hitting several uninvolved vehicles at a high rate of speed, and sending one of the drivers to a local hospital with minor injuries, said a media release.
At approximately 1:45 p.m., patrol officers with the Lake Charles Police Department were dispatched to the area of Lake and West McNeese Street, in reference to a report of a stolen vehicle. Upon arrival in the area where officers observed the suspect vehicle northbound on Lake Street. Officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop using lights and sirens with the vehicle at Lake and Sale streets. The suspect vehicle immediately fled eastbound on Sale Street.
The pursuit turned northbound onto Ryan Street. The driver of the suspect vehicle, later identified as Cody Davis of Lake Charles, continued to drive at a high rate of speed striking two uninvolved vehicles as he fled. The pursuit ended when the suspect vehicle struck a third vehicle near the intersection of Ryan and Eddy Streets. The suspect driver, Davis, was placed under arrest at the scene. As a result of this, one driver was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries.
27-year-old Cody Davis of Lake Charles has been charged with obstruction of justice, aggravated flight from an officer, possession of a stolen firearm, possession of stolen things, hit-and-run, careless operation, no driver's license, and parole detainer.
Davis was booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center (C.C.C.), and no bond has been set.