Juvenile arrested on auto theft charge reportedly fled from State Police in Prairieville

Staff Report
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A 15-year-old juvenile was arrested Aug. 23 in connection with an investigation into an automobile theft and a vehicle pursuit with Louisiana State Police in Prairieville.

According to an Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office news release, deputies responded to a complaint of a vehicle being stolen while the owner was inside a business in Plattenville.

During the investigation, detectives recovered the vehicle a short time later in Bertrandville. The investigators developed the juvenile as a suspect.

After filing a verified complaint charging the juvenile with multiple offenses, deputies said the suspect fled the area and was apprehended after engaging Louisiana State Police in a vehicle pursuit in Prairieville.

The juvenile was booked on charges of felony theft of a motor vehicle and simple burglary.According to the release, the juvenile was from Napoleonville and was released to State Police.