Suspect involved in pursuit and crash on I-12 in Livingston identified

Multiple law enforcement officers chased after a wanted man in Livingston Parish Tuesday, ending in a crash along I-12.
Published: Sep. 6, 2022 at 4:15 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 6, 2022 at 6:44 PM CDT
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LIVINGSTON PARISH, La. (WAFB) - Multiple law enforcement officers chased after a wanted man in Livingston Parish Tuesday, ending in a crash along I-12.

Investigators say the man, Steven McCarthy, is a fugitive with outstanding warrants.

Steve McCarthy
Steve McCarthy(Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office)

When he was spotted at a fast food restaurant in Livingston Parish, officers tried to take him into custody but he sped away.

As the pursuit made its way onto I-12 westbound, the suspect crashed into the back of another civilian’s vehicle near the Frost exit.

The driver of the vehicle that was hit from behind suffered minor injuries.

The Livingston Parish Sheriff’s office says McCarthy faces the below charges:

  • Possession of a firearm
  • Possession of a firearm by a felon
  • Possession of a firearm with CDS
  • Obstruction of justice
  • Negligent injuring
  • PWID SCH1 CDS
  • PWID SCH 2 (fentanyl and meth)

The Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office says an acquaintance of McCarthy was also arrested. Authorities say Bridgette Hull and McCarthy were in the middle of a drug transaction before McCarthy sped away from the fast food restaurant.

Hull faces the below charges, according to LPSO:

  • PWID SCH1
  • PWID SCH2
  • Possession of a firearm with CDS
Pursuit ends in crash on I-12 in Livingston
Pursuit ends in crash on I-12 in Livingston(Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office)

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