At approximately 5:00 a.m. on December 5, 2017 a Red River Parish Sheriff’s Office deputy observed a pair of vehicles pass a third vehicle at a high rate of speed on LA 507 near the Bienville Parish line. The deputy caught up with the two vehicles near the intersection of LA 507 and LA 514 in the Womack community.
After activating his emergency lights in an attempt to conduct a traffic stop on the trailing vehicle, the driver failed to stop and continued at a slower rate of speed. The deputy followed the non-compliant driver as he turned on to Hawthorne Road and proceeded to the end of the dead-end street. The driver quickly exited the vehicle and complied with the deputy’s instructions.
During the course of the traffic stop/investigation, deputies recovered approximately 4 grams of suspected methamphetamine and a set of scales commonly used for weighing illegal narcotics. All items were collected as evidence and the driver was taken into custody without incident.
Thomas A. Colley, W/M, age 20 of the 2000 block of LA 514, Coushatta, LA was transported to the Red River Parish Jail for booking. He was charged with one count each of the following: General Speed Law, Careless Operation, Driving Under Suspension, Possession of Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substance (CDS), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and an Out of Parish Warrant (Webster Parish) for Possession of Schedule III CDS.
His bond was set at $1,000 and he remains incarcerated. The Webster Parish Sheriff’s Office has placed a hold on his release.