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Police chase ends with arrest, assault & drug charges

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UNION PARISH, La. (KNOE 8 News) - A Downsville man is in the Union Parish Detention Center accused on numerous charges including aggravated assault with a motor vehicle on police officers.

Mickey W. Antley, 51, of 154 Kermit Antley Rd., is being held in at the parish detention center on bonds totaling $31,500.

Sheriff Dusty Gates said Antley is facing the following charges:

  Three counts of aggravated assault with a motor vehicle on a police officer;

  Three counts battery on a police officer;

  Two counts aggravated damage to property;

  Possession of drug paraphernalia;

  Five counts of running a stop sign;

  Eight counts of driving left of center;

  Having an open container of alcohol;

  Three counts of failing to use a turn signal;

  Reckless operation of a vehicle;

  Aggravated flight from an officer; and

  Two counts resisting an officer with force or violence.

Gates says the incident began shortly after the noon hour Friday when a deputy tried to stop Antley's sports utility vehicle for a traffic violation on Louisiana Hwy. 15. The deputy first used his flashing lights and then the emergency siren, but the driver refused to stop.

During the chase, down Louisiana Hwy. 15 and then Foster Road, the suspect vehicle reached speeds in excess of 75 mph in a 35 mph zone. At one point during the chase the suspect pulled into the opposite lane in which another patrol unit was approaching as if to hit the unit head-on, Gates said.

The sheriff said the chase lasted about 20 minutes and ended on Carter Road. On Carter Road, the pursuing deputy passed the SUV and a following patrol unit then rear-ended the suspect's vehicle.

The vehicle then came to a stop and the original pursuing deputy pulled in front of the SUV. The suspect then accelerated into the right back passenger door of the patrol unit.

Gates said the deputy was then able to get the driver's side door open on the SUV and gave verbal commands for the driver to exit, but he refused and tried accelerating again with the deputy trying to pull him out.

Another deputy arriving on the scene attempted pulling in front of the suspect vehicle to stop it, but he accelerated into the passenger's side door of the unit, Gates said.

It was at the point that the deputy again attempted to pull Antley from the SUV. The suspect started kicking and kicked the deputy three times. At this point, another deputy assisted and Antley was finally pulled from the vehicle.

A passenger in the vehicle, Trinity D. Wild, 33, of 700 Evergreen St., West Monroe, was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia. He also told deputies that Antley had earlier smoked some methamphetamine.

Antley did not cooperate in blood testing after deputies obtained a warrant to draw his blood. Gates said the suspect had to be physically removed from the sheriff's office and carried to Union General Hospital where the blood was to be taken.

Gates said Antley also had to be manhandled at the hospital before his blood was finally taken. He was then taken to the detention center where he remains.

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