Ruston man wanted for attempted murder arrested after 100 mph chase

Deontrell Marquis Hunter / Source: LPSO

RUSTON, La. (KNOE) - A Ruston man has been arrested for attempted second-degree murder.

Ruston police say they tried pulling over Deontrell Hunter for a fake dealer tag on Jan. 21.

Officers say he attempted to flee from police reaching speeds over 100 miles per hour on South Farmerville Street. He eventually turned into an apartment complex on Fountain Drive and left the roadway, police say. Officials say Hunter drove through lawns and then attempted to flee on foot but was unable to do so before he was caught. Police say a passenger fled the scene.

They say they found counterfeit money and a pistol in the car.

Ruston police say Hunter had three active warrants for his arrest. Those warrants were attempted second-degree murder, conspiracy to possess a schedule I drug, and domestic abuse battery.

Ruston PD had been looking for Hunter in connection with an incident in October of last year.

His new charges include aggravated flight from an officer and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.