OPSO ends search for suspects who fled, one arrested in relation to homicide

Published: Sep. 21, 2022 at 5:45 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 22, 2022 at 2:28 PM CDT
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CALHOUN, La. (KNOE) - The two suspects who fled from Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office after an attempted traffic stop have been located and arrested.

Demashion Mahan of Atlanta and Alexis Jones were located by deputies in Calhoun earlier in the morning on Sept. 22, 2022, OPSO said in a press release.

Mahan was booked in Ouachita Correctional Center on charges of felony aggravated flight from an officer, resisting an officer, no driver’s license, reckless operation, exceeding maximum speed limit and criminal trespass.

OPSO said Jones was charged with fugitive from justice on a warrant from the Union County Sheriff’s Office in South Carolina in relation to a homicide they are investigating.

OPSO was able to release Mahan’s booking photo, but not Jones’ due to Louisiana’s new law regarding booking photos.

Demashion Mahan of Atlanta, Georgia
Demashion Mahan of Atlanta, Georgia(Source: Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office)

Here is the original post from OPSO asking for assistance in locating the suspects:

Ouachita Parish Sheriff Deputies are currently searching for two wanted persons in Calhoun. At approximately 3:30 p.m. this afternoon, Deputies conducted a traffic stop on I-20 west bound at Well Road. The vehicle stopped, and then sped off from the location westbound on I-20. A pursuit ensued, during which time the driver operated the vehicle at a high rate of speed in a reckless manner, ultimately crashing on Calhoun Barn Road. The driver and occupant then exited the vehicle and fled on foot into the nearby woods. One suspect is described as a Black male, approximately 6′ tall and weighing 200 lbs. wearing multi colored shorts with yellow being the dominant color. The other is believed to be a Black male, approximately 6′ tall and weighing 200 lbs., a clothing description is not available.

Deputies, assisted by OPSO and West Monroe PD K-9 units, are currently searching the area for both suspects. Felony Aggravated Flight from a Police officer charges are pending, along with numerous traffic charges.

Anyone living in the area of Calhoun Barn Road is asked to contact the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office at 318-329-1200 if you see anyone fitting the description of the suspects or anyone looking suspicious in that area.