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Sulphur, Orange men accused of stealing car

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Terry L. Brewer Jr. (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office) Terry L. Brewer Jr. (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)
Lonnie L. Crochet (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office) Lonnie L. Crochet (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)
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CALCASIEU PARISH, LA (KPLC) -

A Sulphur man and an Orange, Texas, man are accused of stealing a vehicle, according to a news release from the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office.

Authorities said on Tuesday, deputies were dispatched to the area of Prater Street and Old Spanish Trail in Sulphur in reference to a report of a stolen vehicle.

Authorities said upon arrival, deputies spotted a car matching the description of the stolen vehicle and attempted to conduct a traffic stop. 

Authorities said when deputies activated their unit's lights and sirens signaling for the driver to stop, the driver, later identified as Lonnie L. Crochet, 40, of Sulphur, did not comply and continued to flee from deputies.

Authorities said moments later, Crochet crashed the car into a small canal at the intersection of Evans Street and Old Spanish Trail.

Authorities said Crochet was detained by deputies without incident and front passenger, Terry L. Brewer Jr., 30, of Orange, Texas, fled on foot but was quickly apprehended by deputies.

Authorities said Crochet and Brewer were arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and both charged with unauthorized use of a vehicle. 

Crochet was also charged with flight from an officer and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

Brewer was also charged with resisting an officer.

Judge Michael Canaday set Crochet's bond at $55,000 and set Brewer's bond at $85,000.

The investigation is continuing with additional charges and arrests expected, authorities said.

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