High-speed chase leads to Franklin arrest
According to Franklin Police Chief Tina Thibodeaux, a suspect was taken into custody Monday after leading FPD officers on a high-speed chase around town.
Arthur Jack, 23, of Pickett Lane, Franklin, was arrested Monday at 2:43 a.m. on charges of obstruction of a highway commerce, resisting an officer by flight, reckless operation, possession of Schedule I narcotics marijuana, introduction of contraband into a penal institution, stop sign violation—three counts, speeding, no driver’s license, illegal possession of stolen things, criminal trespassing, theft of a motor vehicle and simple criminal damage to property.
Jack was booked, processed, and held on a $10,000 bond.
The arrest stems from an incident that occurred on Sunday at approximately 11:57 p.m.
Officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle for a stop sign violation on Weber Street at Iberia Steet. The vehicle refused to stop for officers and continued to travel down Iberia Street at a high rate of speed. The driver, later identified as Arthur Jack, continued to travel in the same manner without stopping, onto Eagle Street, Bigler Street and back onto Weber Street. Officers attempted to block the vehicle, when the vehicle turned off of Weber Street into a gas station parking lot, and then back onto Weber Street where the driver lost control of the vehicle. Jack then fled on foot in an attempt to evade police and was apprehended shortly thereafter behind a local business.
Upon further investigation, it was learned that the vehicle was taken from Baldwin without the owner’s permission. Officers located narcotics while booking Jack.