Baton Rouge man pleads guilty following 2017 high speed chase
On September 4, 2018, Litzan Reyes Fulgueredo of Baton Rouge, La., age 27, pled guilty to Possession of a Schedule I Controlled Dangerous Substance, Possession with Intent to Distribute a Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substance, Aggravated Flight from an Officer, Illegal Possession of Stolen Things, Obstruction of Justice, Misuse of Temporary Registration Plates, No Tail Lights, Reckless Operation, Running Red Light, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Marijuana or Synthetic Cannabinoids, False Certificates and No Insurance. Fulgueredo was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Charles “Chuck” Long, and presiding over this matter was the Honorable Judge Tess Stromberg.
On November 15, 2017, patrol deputies with the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office initiated a traffic stop on a Chevy Tahoe on Airline Hwy in Gonzales after observing a traffic violation. As deputies approached the vehicle, the vehicle sped off at a high rate of speed. The vehicle continued speeding on North Airline Hwy towards East Baton Rouge Parish reaching speeds in excess of 90 MPH. As the vehicle entered East Baton Rouge Parish, the vehicle slowed down, and a male subject later identified as Carlos Delatorre exited the passenger side of the vehicle and fled on foot. Delatorre was apprehended shortly after and was in possession of a quantity of illegal narcotics and drug paraphernalia. The driver of the vehicle then sped off once again. The vehicle was forced to stop near the intersection of Florida BLVD and Broadmoor Dr. in Baton Rouge. Deputies engaged in a struggle with the driver of the vehicle who was identified as Litzan Reyes Fulgueredo and had to be physically removed from the vehicle. During a search of the vehicle, and both suspects, deputies located quantities of Methamphetamine, Heroin, Marijuana, and items associated with the distribution of illegal narcotics. It was also determined that the Chevy Tahoe was stolen out of Livingston Parish. Both subjects were booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison as Fugitives and afterwards transported to the Ascension Parish Detention Center where they were booked accordingly.
Upon entering a guilty plea to the above-mentioned charges, as per the plea agreement with prosecutors, Fulgueredo was sentenced to 8 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served. Carlos Delatorre remains out on bond awaiting trial.
Submitted by Public Information Officer Tyler Cavalier for 23rd Judicial District Attorney Ricky L. Babin.