In the early morning hours last Saturday (December 30, 2017), Bogalusa Police Officers attempted a traffic stop at the intersection of W. 7th St. and Ave F. due to the driver not wearing a seat belt and his vehicle having an expired license plate. The driver failed to stop and a high-speed pursuit began.
The driver, later identified as Efrem Williams (49) of Bogalusa drove onto South Border Drive where he lost control and struck a chain link fence and a green house on the property of the Bogalusa High School. Williams fled on foot while the passenger stayed in the vehicle. Williams was captured in a wooded area near the Bogalusa High School.
Williams was booked on the charges of No Seat Belt, Expired License Plate, Improper Lane Usage, Speeding, No Insurance, Reckless Operation of a Vehicle, 2 counts of Resisting an Officer, Flight from an Officer, Criminal Damage to Property, Bogalusa City Court Attachment and a Fugitive from the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Department.