Suspect who led police on car chase Thursday night in custody

Suspect who led police on car chase Thursday night in custody

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The Baton Rouge Police Department says that a suspect wanted for leading police on a car chase during a traffic stop Thursday night is now in custody.

BRPD says that 19-year-old Stanley Yates turned himself in to police Saturday morning.

Police were searching for Yates after they say he fled from officers during a traffic stop just before 11 p.m. in the 100 block of North Acadian Thruway.

Yates was one of five passengers in the car when the female driver of the vehicle was pulled over for suspected drunk driving. While police were giving the driver a field sobriety test, Yates jumped into the drivers seat and drove off with the other 4 passengers still in the car.

Police say they chased the vehicle to the 4000 block of Lynn Drive where Yates pulled the vehicle into the driveway of a home, jumped out and fled on foot.

According an officer, Yates pointed a gun at him, so he fired his gun one time in Yates' direction.

During a search of the vehicle, officers reportedly found a gun.

Yates was transported to the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison where he has been booked with aggravated assault with firearm of a police officer, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and aggravated flight from a police officer.

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