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Friday, August 30, 2019
Posted by Cindy Chadwick - (318) 681-0666
Update, September 4, 2019:
Glen Merrell was arrested Tuesday afternoon, September 3, by Lt. Ondray Miles after he was spotted walking near LA Hwy. 789 and Denise Road in south Caddo Parish . Merrell was taken into custody without incident and booked into CCC for reckless operation, resisting an officer, flight from an officer, and other charges.
Original Release, August 31, 2019:
Caddo deputies are asking the public to be on the lookout for a man who fled into the woods north of Waskom following a vehicle pursuit with law enforcement, said Sheriff Steve Prator.
Glen Merrell, 40, of Stonewall, fled from deputies when they tried to stop his vehicle at North Lakeshore Drive and Edson Road in Caddo Parish around 2 p.m. today. Sheriff's Deputy Justin Sundquist said he spotted the 2002 Pontiac Bonneville Merrell was driving and noticed it had switched, expired tags.
During the pursuit, deputies deployed a spike strip in an attempt to stop Merrell's vehicle, but he continued to flee, driving at high speeds on the rim of a damaged front tire into oncoming traffic and passing in no passing zones. Merrell fled into Harrison County, Texas, to FM 1999 where he drove off the road, through a fence, crossing a cattle field, and jumping a seven-foot ditch. He and a passenger then exited the vehicle and took off on foot into the woods.
Carissa Nye, 45, of Keithville, was captured a short distance away and was booked into the Harrison County Jail for evading arrest.
Merrell is still on the loose and may be planning to catch a ride in a maroon Xterra SUV. Deputies said he could be on foot between Harrison County and Blanchard Furrh Road in Caddo Parish.
Merrell is a white male, 5'11, 200 pounds with gray hair and green eyes. He is wanted on outstanding warrants and felony flight from an officer.
If you see Merrell contact the Caddo Sheriff's Office at 318-675-2170 immediately or your local law enforcement agency.
For questions regarding this press release, please contact Cindy Chadwick at (318) 681-0666