3 Arrested and Charged With Engaging in Organized Crime, LIVINGSTON, November 15, 2022 - At approximately 8:50 pm on November 14, 2022, the Livingston Police Department received an alert on the department FLOCK camera system of a stolen vehicle traveling north entering Pan American Drive. According to the FLOCK camera, the stolen vehicle was a black 2017 Honda Pilot bearing a Louisiana license plate number. After receiving the alert, Officers were able to immediately locate the vehicle as it was approaching Highway 190 at the downtown intersection. During observation of the alleged stolen vehicle, there was another vehicle bearing a Louisiana license plate number closely following the stolen vehicle. It was at this time Officers believed the two vehicles were traveling together. The stolen vehicle then turned east on East Church Street and the second vehicle was preventing Officers from visually reading the license plate on the alleged stolen vehicle to confirm the correct plate number.
The vehicles continued eastbound on East Church Street and Officers attempted to stop the stolen vehicle that was confirmed stolen from Alexandria, Louisiana. The second trailing vehicle, a 2002 Buick Park Avenue, pulled to the right and Officers attempted to stop this vehicle as well. The stolen vehicle never attempted to stop, and a pursuit ensued. The second vehicle, attempted to distract Officers by intentionally crossing over the westbound lanes while traveling eastbound on Highway 190 East and wrecked out. The two suspects in this vehicle fled on foot and after a search of the area, one of the suspects was located and taken into custody without incident.
The stolen vehicle pursuit continued east and entered Tyler County. There were two attempts to spike the tires on the suspect vehicle but both attempts were unsuccessful. The pursuit continued into the City Limits of Woodville and the suspect’s vehicle became trapped in traffic at an intersection with a traffic light. The pursuit then came to a stop and the suspects exited the vehicle and were taken into custody by Officers without incident. The driver of the stolen vehicle was later identified as Lesmon Brown, 18, his passenger Martavious Marshall, 19, and Travious Dashawn Sampson, 19, (trailing vehicle), (all three of Alexandria, Louisiana) were were then transported back to Polk County and booked into the Polk County Jail.
Martavious Amir Marshall, 19, of Alexandria, Louisiana: engaging in organized criminal activity, possession of a controlled substance, unauthorized use of a vehicle
Lesmon Brown, Jr., 18, of Alexandria, Louisiana: evading arrest or detention with vehicle, unauthorized use of vehicle, engaging in organized criminal activity
Travious Dashawn Sampson, 19, of Alexandria, Louisiana: evading arrest or detention, engaging in organized criminal activity
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