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Convicted felon flees from police, later apprehended

A convicted felon was apprehended by Independence County authorities after he fled an officer on December 12.

According to the official report, Investigator Chris Toland of the Independence County Sheriff’s Department pursued a vehicle after the driver failed to stop at a stop sign on Highway 14.

Once Investigator Toland initiated his emergency to attempt a traffic stop the driver accelerated and start a high-speed pursuit, at one point traveling as fast as approximately 115 miles per hour.

Following the pursuit, the vehicle exited the road in a curve then the intersection of Wagon Wheel Road and Camp Tahkodah Road, rolled and came to rest on the passenger side. The suspect fled on foot and avoided arrest.

A firearm was later located in the vehicle with rounds in the magazine.

On December 14, authorities conducted a traffic stop involving Ludovic Cooper and Maranda Younger. The two were interviewed by authorities and it was discovered the suspect who fled police two days prior was 26-year-old, Kody Cooper.

Cooper was later apprehended by authorities.  Cooper is a convicted felon and is prohibited from possessing a firearm.

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