Opelousas police arrest suspect after high speed chase - KLFY News 10

Opelousas police arrest suspect after high speed chase


Opelousas Police Department's Crime Suppression Team was conducting surveillance on East South St in Opelousas when they approached a 2002 white dodge pickup truck being driven by Chad "Nash"Thomas, 27 of 735 E Leo St.Opelousas, La.

Thomas is known by OPD as a major drug dealer known to carry weapons.

Thomas rammed a police vehicle and fled. The pursuit went through the city of Opelousas to I-49 South. Police units with Sunset, Grand Coteau, Carencro, LSP, Lafayette S/O pursued the vehicle in an attempt to stop him.

Thomas traveled well over 100mph South on I-49 then North on i-49 to Sunset, then back to I-49 South towards Lafayette. About 20 police officers surrounded Thomas's vehicle on the I-49 Ser. Rd just north of Exit 4 in Carencro.

Thomas was taken into custody along with his female passenger. Both were transported to LPPC where Thomas will be booked for Agg Flight from an Officer along with numerous traffic offenses. Thomas and his passenger will then be transported back to Opelousas to face charges.

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