St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies, with the assistance of other local agencies, arrested Harold Allen (36) of Amite Monday afternoon (April 16, 2018) following a vehicle pursuit that started in the Bush area and led authorities into Washington Parish.
The owner of a 2011 Dodge Ram 3500 called STPSO Monday morning to report he had left his truck in the parking lot of a Slidell mechanic’s shop overnight and when employees showed up Monday morning, the truck was missing. That afternoon, a STPSO deputy saw the stolen truck near the intersection of Highways 21 and 41 in Bush and attempted to initiate a traffic stop. The driver (Harold Allen) failed to stop, and instead continued northbound down Highway 21 into Washington Parish.
While being pursued by STPSO deputies, Sun Police officers, Bogalusa Police officers and deputies from the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office, Allen crashed the vehicle just outside of the Bogalusa city limits.
Allen faces the charges in St. Tammany of Illegal possession of stolen things, Obstructing highways of commerce, Reckless operation of a vehicle, and Flight from an Officer. He was booked into the Washington Parish Jail on the charges of Aggravated Assault With a Vehicle on an Officer (2 counts), Aggravated Flight from an Officer, Criminal Damage to Property Under 500 (5 counts), Driving Under Suspension, Fugitive Other Jurisdiction, and Aggravated Obstruction of Commerce/Roadway.