Burglary suspects arrested following vehicle pursuit - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Burglary suspects arrested following vehicle pursuit

Rodney G. Geyen Jr. (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office) Rodney G. Geyen Jr. (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)
Amber L. Joseph. (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office) Amber L. Joseph. (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)
Roy A. Harris. (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office) Roy A. Harris. (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)
Edward J. Washington Jr. (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office) Edward J. Washington Jr. (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)

Four burglary suspects were arrested following a vehicle pursuit by Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's deputies on Monday.

According to investigators, deputies attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle at about 8:50 a.m. on Monday near the intersection of E. College and Texas streets in Lake Charles.

The driver of the vehicle, later identified as 48-year-old Rodney G. Geyen Jr. of Lake Charles, did not pull over and continued traveling before temporarily coming to a stop on a median on 5th Ave.

A passenger, later identified as 22-year-old Amber L. Joseph of Lake Charles, then jumped from the vehicle and was apprehended by authorities.

The vehicle continued crossing the median before coming to a stop behind a business. Geyen Jr. then exited the vehicle and fled on foot before being apprehended by deputies.

The other two passengers in the vehicle, 52-year-old Roy A. Harris and 45-year-old Edward J. Washington Jr., both of Lake Charles, were also arrested.

Investigators say that the truck Geyen Jr. was driving had been reported stolen in Calcasieu Parish.

According to authorities, several items -- including a shotgun and two televisions -- were found in the bed of the truck, reportedly stolen from a residence on Texas St. prior to the pursuit.

The stolen items were recovered and returned to the victims.

All four suspects were booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with simple burglary, theft over $1,500, and criminal damage to property.

Geyen Jr. was additionally charged with possession of stolen things over $1,500, driving under suspension and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Joseph was charged with resisting an officer by refusal to ID and resisting an officer with force or violence.

Bonds were set by Judge Michael Canaday at $116,250 for Geyen Jr., $35,000 for Joseph, $22,500 for Harris and $16,000 for Washington Jr.

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