Brandon Pierre Harbor, Photo courtesy of Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office

On January 7, 2021 at approximately 7:15 am, Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Dispatch received a call for assistance from the Boyce Police Department in locating a suspect vehicle involved in an aggravated assault call. Boyce Police Department responded to an aggravated assault with a firearm complaint where the suspect had already fled the area. A “be on the lookout” (BOLO) of the suspect vehicle, a black Mercury Grand Marquis, was put out through RPSO along with a warning that the suspect may be armed.

A Sheriff's Office detective spotted the suspect vehicle and followed it to McKeithan Drive near Twin Bridges Road until marked RPSO units arrived. A traffic stop was initiated for switched license plates. When deputies activated their emergency lights, the suspect, Brandon Pierre Harbor, refused to stop and attempted to flee. Deputies continued to pursue the suspect vehicle down Twin Bridges Road into Alexandria, through West Pointe Subdivision, where he struck mailboxes and swerved at deputies in an attempt to evade capture, down Horseshoe Drive into Martin Park Subdivision where the suspect exited the vehicle, ran into the 5500 block of Mansour Avenue and entered an apartment by breaking a window.

The School Resource Officer at Martin Park Elementary, heard the location of the pursuit on the radio, advised the school administration and the school was placed on “soft lockdown”.

Deputies, along with officers of the Alexandria Police Department, surrounded the residence and gave chase when the suspect was seen running from the residence.

After a brief struggle, the suspect was taken into custody without further incident. Harbor was arrested and transported to the Rapides Parish Detention Center where he was charged with switched license plates, flight from an officer, two counts criminal damage to property, aggravated assault with a motor vehicle upon a police officer, two counts simple burglary, criminal trespass, resisting an officer, five counts of theft (warrant) and LA Fugitive -felony charges from the Pineville PD.

Harbor remains in jail. Detectives say more charges are possible as this investigation is ongoing.

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