GONZALES, La. (BRPROUD) – Wendell Sanchez, 34, is behind bars after trying to elude police.
Over the weekend, deputies with the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office were called to investigate a report about a molestation of a juvenile.
Upon arrival at a local hospital, deputies “learned that 34-year-old Wendell Sanchez brought a juvenile to the emergency room who had been complaining of abdominal pains and was waiting in his vehicle,” according to the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office.
An 11-year-old girl was found to be pregnant and further investigation determined that Sanchez could be the father.
Sanchez left the scene at the same time deputies arrived and a chase ensued between the 34-year-old and deputies.
APSO says, “deputies, with the assistance of Gonzales Police Department, located Sanchez hiding in a patio area of a residence.”
Drugs and drug paraphernalia were found on Sanchez when deputies encountered the man.
Sanchez was arrested and is currently in the Ascension Parish Jail facing these charges:
- First-degree rape with a victim under the age of 13
- Resisting an officer
- Possession of schedule II CDS
- Drug paraphernalia
- Criminal trespass
- Simple criminal damage to property
- Possession of marijuana
- Illegal use of a controlled dangerous substance in the presence of person under 17
- Creation of a clandestine lab
- No drivers license
- No tail lamps