Suspected drug dealer charged with attempted murder of police officer

Suspected drug dealer charged with attempted murder of police officer

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A Baton Rouge man was arrested Thursday evening after police say he drove through residential yards and fences, nearly hitting a police officer and a citizen, then speeding through the LSU campus.

It started around 7 p.m. when officers received a tip that 24-year-old Terrance Thibodeaux was making drug deals near the intersection of Willard St. and E. State Street. When police arrived, they tried to speak to the suspect.

Thibodaux drove off, through a residential fence and through a yard onto State St. The affidavit of probable cause also states Thibodeaux threw a baggie containing a brown powdery substance, suspected to be heroin, out of the driver's side window.

Thibodeaux then drove through another yard, nearly hitting the officer and citizen. Documents say both the officer and citizen had to dive out of the way of the oncoming vehicle. He then drove through the LSU campus in excess of 25 mph above the speed limit. The police report says he ran stop signs and red lights.

The affidavit says Thibodeaux threw another baggie containing 39 doses of Alprazolam out of the vehicle.

Thibodeaux was stopped at Taylor St. and Highland Ave. where he was taken into custody.

During the investigation, police learned Thibodeaux had numerous arrests and convictions for drug and firearm related offenses. He was also on probation for possession of cocaine.

Thibodeaux was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish prison for possession with intent to distribute heroin and alprazolam, resisting an officer, aggravated flight from an officer, obstruction of justice, attempted murder and attempted murder of a police officer.

He is being held on a $99,500 bond.

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