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Ouachita Parish sheriff's deputies arrested a Monroe man on suspicion of aggravated flight from an officer last weekend after authorities were dispatched to help state Wildlife and Fisheries agents pursue a suspect on an all terrain vehicle (ATV).

The suspect sought by Wildlife and Fisheries had been last seen traveling south on Gourd Bayou Road. When deputies saw a man operating an ATV, they activated their lights, but the man did not stop.

The man was identified as Caleb Patrick Cooper, 34, of 4414 Winnsboro Road, Monroe.

“The suspect failed to yield to deputies' emergency lights and continued south on Gourd Bayou,” stated the Jan. 1 arrest report. “Deputies initiated an audible signal along with the emergency lights, but the suspect continued to flee southbound on Gourd Bayou.”

The pursuit lasted about one mile before Cooper came to a stop, deputies reported.

Deputies determined Cooper was not the suspect sought by Wildlife and Fisheries.

During questioning, Cooper said, “I did not stop because my house is going to catch on fire.”

Cooper was wanted on two warrants.

He was booked at Ouachita Correcitonal Center.

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