A routine traffic stop resulted in a vehicle pursuit and ultimately in the recovery of a stolen vehicle and the arrest of five subjects Thursday (April 3) morning near Slidell.
Shortly after 6:30 a.m. Thursday morning, a St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputy attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle that was headed east-bound on Interstate 12. The vehicle was later found to be stolen out of New Orleans.
The driver of the vehicle refused to stop and led deputies on a high speed chase on Interstate 12 before exiting on Louisiana Highway 11. Deputies, along with troopers with Louisiana State Police, pursued the vehicle through Slidell before the vehicle crashed on Louisiana Highway 433 near Pichon Road. All five occupants of the vehicle fled on foot, but all were apprehended by responding deputies.
Three juveniles (one female and two males) were arrested for Illegal Possession of Stolen Things and Resisting Arrest. One of the juveniles was also arrested for a warrant through New Orleans Police Department for armed robbery and possession of a firearm. All three juveniles were booked into the Florida Parishes Juvenile Detention Center.
The driver, Malcom Wylie (19), was arrested and booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail on the following charges: Driving Left of Center, Aggravated Flight from an Officer, Possession of Schedule I CDS, Illegal Possession of Stolen Things, Contributing the Delinquency of Juveniles, and Resisting an Officer.
The other adult in the vehicle, Nadia Alexander (19), was arrested and will be booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail on the following charges: Illegal Possession of Stolen Things and Resisting an Officer.