Baker man charged with attempted murder of a police officer

Baker man charged with attempted murder of a police officer

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A Baker man is behind bars on a $100,000 bond after being charged with attempted murder of a police officer, and many other charges.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, 23-year-old Tyrie Burton was driving a vehicle when officers attempted to pull him over for not using his turn signal.

The affidavit states Burton quickly sped off, made a U-turn, and allegedly threw items out of the vehicle.

As Burton's vehicle neared the intersection of Lobdell and Harry, a BRPD motorcycle officer began to help in the pursuit. Burton then veered his vehicle toward the motorcycle officer and accelerated causing the officer to jump off of his motorcycle in fear he was going to be run over.

Burton then drove west on Van Gogh to Carrolton and tried to enter an apartment complex. Burton tried to drive through the gate and rammed his vehicle into another officer's vehicle.

Police learned there were three people in the vehicle.

Officers report the driver appeared to be reaching near the floorboard. "Due to the known presence of weapons and [Burton's] propensity for violence, he was Tased and removed from the vehicle."

The affidavit states the front passenger appeared to be trying to climb over the center console and exit through the driver side of the vehicle, at which time he was also Tased.

All three subjects were arrested.

Police say the items thrown out of the window during the pursuit were three baggies of suspected marijuana.

Once Burton was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison, he was found to be concealing MDMA, and cocaine.

Burton was charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana, attempted murder of a police officer, aggravated flight from an officer, aggravated damage to property, resisting arrest, possession of MDMA and crack cocaine, and entering contraband into a penal institution. His bond has been set at $100,000.

Burton pleaded guilty in April 2015 to possession with intent to distribute marijuana. He was sentenced to parish prison for six months and was placed on one year probation.

In May 2012, he pleaded guilty to possession of schedule 4 and was sentenced to one year.

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