Ouachita Parish sheriff's deputies arrested a Monroe man last week on several charges including aggravated flight from an officer and illegal possession of stolen firearms after leading authorities on a chase that ended in a car crash on Winnsboro Road.
Deputies observed a black Nissan Altima, driven by Stanley L. Charleston, 65, of 3706 Dick Taylor St., Monroe, driving west on Peters Street towards Bryant Street, with no license plate or license plate illumination.
Deputies initiated emergency lights with sirens in attempt to perform a traffic stop, but Charleston proceeded though the stop sign and sped away at a high rate of speed. He continued to ignore emergency lights and siren while traveling onto both lanes of travel and ignoring multiple stop signs.
Charleston continued to lead authorities on a chase and ignore the emergency lights and siren until he eventually crashed his vehicle on Winnsboro Road at Alabama Street, at which time the front seat passenger ran on foot ignoring deputies’ commands for him to stop. The driver, Charleston, was unable to open the door, and was taken into custody.
Wrecker inventory of the vehicle provided two handguns under the driver side seat. One of the said handguns was reported stolen by the Monroe Police Department and OPSO headquarters provided Charleston as having felony convictions and being released from probation in 2012.
Deputies placed Charleston under arrest and transported him to Ouachita Correctional Center for booking.