Deputies: Man on house arrest crashes into pole during chase

Darrion Jenkins (Source: Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office)
Darrion Jenkins (Source: Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office)

HAMMOND, LA (WAFB) - Officials said a man on house arrest is facing several new charges after he refused to stop when sheriff's deputies tried to pull him over Thursday evening.

The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office said Darrion Jenkins, 21, of Independence was actually wearing his tracking monitor on his ankle when he was caught.

Sheriff Daniel Edwards said the chase started when a deputy saw a car without its headlights on leaving a convenience store on University Avenue in Hammond and attempted to make a traffic stop. Jenkins was later identified as the driver. Edwards reported he refused to stop and intentionally sped up.

Authorities said the car blew through stop signs and traffic stops while fleeing deputies. According to a written release, Jenkins lost control of the car when he tried to turn onto Quick Boulevard and slammed into a telephone pole.

Deputies said the crash didn't stop him, though, as he got out of the car and ran away. They said he was captured after a short chase.

Jenkins was booked into the parish prison on the following charges:

Reckless operation

Hit and run

Resisting by flight

Resisting arrest

He was also issued two traffic citations.

TPSO did not release information about bond or the crime that resulted in him being on house arrest.

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