Anthony Ricardo “Spud” Lee, 29, a resident of Lee Road, is now in the Washington Parish Jail facing multiple charges. Lee, who had an outstanding warrant for a burglary of a residence on Frankie Miller Road, was discovered driving his blue PT Cruiser in the Black Jack area of Washington Parish.
Lee led detectives on a car chase. When he crashed into a metal fence, Lee fled on foot into nearby woods. Drug Task Force detectives pursued Lee into the woods, caught up with him when he became entangled in vines and brush, and took him into custody after a fight in which one detective was injured. When Lee was searched, detectives found marijuana, a marijuana grinder and a digital scale inside the pockets of his overalls.
Lee was booked on charges of burglary, possession of marijuana, resisting arrest by flight on foot and resisting an officer with force or violence.
“Obviously, Lee has chosen a life of crime for his profession,” stated Sheriff Randy Seal. “Whatever time he spends in jail is well earned. I am pleased our detectives were able to locate and apprehend him and I’m so glad our detective was not seriously injured. This is another example of the constant danger faced by our officers as they work throughout Washington Parish to help keep us safe. Never forget that these fine men and women will be away from their families and working on upcoming holidays while most of us are at home enjoying the holiday celebration. Please continue to keep our officers and their families in your prayers.”