March 12, 2018 - A high-speed pursuit started around 2pm Monday, March 12, 2018 after a female fled Wal-Mart in Center and continued for over 30 miles before coming to an end in Louisiana.
The Center Police Department followed the suspect which was driving a black Chevy Impala from Wal-Mart onto US 96 North at speeds over 100 mph. Department of Public Safety (DPS) State Troopers soon joined the chase in an attempt to stop the vehicle.
Road spikes were deployed outside of Tenaha on US 96 where the speed limit changes to 55; however, the Impala entered oncoming traffic lanes to avoid the spikes. The vehicle then turned onto US 84 traveling east in the direction of Joaquin. Spike strips were again deployed by a DPS Trooper near the Crystal Lake area where the suspect was unable to avoid contact and both front tires were hit slowing down the Impala.
The vehicle, with law enforcement following, turned at the US 84 and SH 7 intersection in the direction of Louisiana, east on US 84. After crossing the Logansport bridge around 2:17pm, DeSoto Parish officers joined the pursuit which finally ended east of Stanley on US 84 almost to Mansfield.
The driver, Iesha Hubbard, age 22, was taken into custody by DeSoto Parish officers and booked into the DeSoto Parish Jail for aggravated flight from officer (Misdemeanor) and criminal damage to property-simple (Misdemeanor) with a status of not bondable.
Pending charges in Shelby County are unknown at this time.