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High speed chase ends with arrest of two Fort Polk soldiers

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VERNON PARISH, La. (KNOE 8 News) - A high speed pursuit of two motorcycles led to the arrest of two Fort Polk soldiers Friday afternoon.

Just before 1:00 p.m., a Louisiana State Trooper (Troop E) observed two motorcycles speeding eastbound on LA Hwy 8 in Vernon Parish.  The trooper's radar indicated they were traveling at a speed of 62 mph in a 45 mph zone.  He attempted to stop the motorcycles, but both accelerated to 120 mph.  After chasing the motorcycles for several miles, one turned onto LA Hwy 184 and the other continued east on LA Hwy 8.  

The trooper pursued the eastbound motorcycle, which eventually turned west on Hwy 28 West, that's when troopers realized the motorcycles were headed for Fort Polk. He notified Fort Polk, which in turned closed their entrance gates. 

A 2012 Yamaha turned onto LA Hwy 469 and stopped at the gates of Fort Polk, where driver, Nathaniel Sanders, 20, was arrested. A 2013 Yamaha was stopped by the Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office on LA Hwy 184, at a different set of entrance gates to Fort Polk, where driver, Carlton Jamison, 23, was arrested. Both Sanders and Jamison were stationed at Fort Polk.  

Sanders is charged with flight from an officer, failure to yield to an emergency vehicle, no driver's license on person, and speeding, while Jamison is charged with flight from an officer, failure to yield to an emergency vehicle, and speeding.
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