Shortly after 1:00 p.m. on Sunday (June 25, 2023) officers responded to Outback Steakhouse (830 I-10 Service Road in Slidell, Louisiana), after receiving multiple 911 calls in reference to a carjacking in-progress. When officers arrived, they were informed that a male subject, later identified as 37-year-old Tyrone Pryor of Kingsville, Texas, barged into the restaurant and snatched a kitchen knife out of an employee’s hand. Pryor began threating the employees and guests, and then ran out of the restaurant.
After exiting the restaurant, Pryor approached a red-colored 2019 Honda Accord and forced the driver out with the knife. Pryor jumped in the vehicle and fled the area.
Several hours later, Slidell Police were notified by the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) that Pryor had made his way to Alabama and intentionally crashed the stolen car into an Alabama State Trooper’s patrol vehicle. After a pursuit, Prior was taken into custody.
Investigators believe that Pryor was passing through the Slidell and had no known ties to the area.
Prior is currently being held in the Tuscaloosa County Jail where he is facing multiple charges from Alabama authorities. Prior will eventually be extradited back to Louisiana, where he will be booked into the Slidell City Jail for one count of Louisiana Revised Statue 14:64.2 Carjacking.
***All persons accused of a crime are considered innocent until proven guilty***