BPD: Man arrested after chase

Published 4:42 am Saturday, June 23, 2018

On Tuesday at 11:21 p.m., a Bogalusa Police Department Patrol Division attempted to stop a speeding vehicle on City Limits Road, according to BPD Maj. Percy Knight. The chase eventually led to the arrest of a Bogalusa man on outstanding warrants.

“The BPD officer got behind the vehicle and turned on his overhead blue flashing lights in attempt to stop the vehicle, but the vehicle failed to stop, turned north onto Mitch Road and started fleeing from the officer,” Knight said. “The vehicle turned onto Tree of Life Church Road and then came to a stop in the area of Joe Johnson Road in the Mitch community.”

Knight said that the driver then exited his vehicle and fled inside a residence. The officer, not losing sight of the suspect, pursued the suspect on foot into the residence. The officer then apprehended the suspect inside the residence without further incident, Knight said.

“The suspect was identified as Derrick L. Ishman, 40, of Bogalusa,” Knight said. “It was learned that Ishman had three felony warrants issued by the Bogalusa Police Department for the charges of principal to aggravated battery, principal to aggravated battery, and possession or carrying a weapon by a convicted felon.”

Knight said that the warrants were issued after an incident that occurred on August 29, 2017, that involved Ishman and Marcus Raine as suspects. According to the victim, he was sitting in his parked vehicle in front of his residence on Main Street when Raine and Ishman arrived, and Raine parked his vehicle in front of the victim’s vehicle to prevent him from leaving.

“Raine and Ishman approached the victim, and Raine demanded money that the victim owed him,” Knight said. “Raine allegedly struck him in the face with a handgun and told him to have his money by sundown and Raine left. Raine was arrested for his involvement back on Nov. 2, 2017, where he was booked and charged with aggravated battery, simple kidnapping, and possession or carrying a weapon by a convicted felon.”

Ishman was arrested Tuesday and booked on the charges of flight from an officer, resisting an officer, reckless operation of a vehicle, principal to aggravated battery, principal to simple kidnapping and possession or carrying a weapon by a convicted felon.