A Ferriday man was charged with multiple offenses following a high-speed chase Monday.
Laquintay DeRay Kelly, 28, 203 Doty Garden Circle, Ferriday, allegedly held his girlfriend at gunpoint at her residence, was booked in the case, according to the Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Office (CPSO).
Kelly was charged with aggravated assault with a firearm, home invasion and aggravated flight from an officer, possession of drug paraphernalia, aggravated kidnapping, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, intimidating a witness and convicted felon in possession of a firearm.
According to CPSO Chief Investigator David Hedrick, Kelly kicked in the victim's door and fired his gun. Hedrick said the victim managed to call her family and told them she needed help.
Hedrick said deputies were dispatched to the woman’s house, but did not find her, although all her belongings were still at the scene.
According to Hedrick, while officers were at the house, Kelly showed up and deputies gave chase in a truck that belonged to another girlfriend of Kelly’s.
Hedrick said Kelly’s hostage called her family and told them to ask the deputies to back off or he would shoot her.
"We pursued him until he got to Doty Gardens Circle where deputies arrested him,” Hedrick said.
Involved in the arrest were CPSO officers John Cowan, Chad Fuqua, Scottie Goodman, Stan Crawford and Philip Smith and Drew Harrison of the Ferriday Police Department.
"We're just glad it ended peacefully and appreciate all the cooperation we received from the family and other officers,” Hedrick said. “The family was very instrumental in helping deputies locate the perpetrator.”