Suspect Arrested in Attempted Carjacking of a State Trooper

SHREVEPORT – Yesterday, an on-duty Louisiana State Trooper and two other on-duty officers were able to successfully apprehend the suspect of a crime – the attempted carjacking of the unmarked state police unit in which they were riding.

On August 1, 2012 around 4:30 p.m., a Louisiana State Police detective and two members of the United States Marshal's Fugitive Task Force were stopped at a traffic light on Spring Street in downtown Shreveport.  The officers were riding in the trooper's unmarked Louisiana State Police unit, when Joshua Adam Carter (W/M 25y/o) of Princeton, LA approached the vehicle and attempted to steal it from the officers.

Carter immediately began pulling on the vehicle's door handle and demanding that the door be opened.  After realizing that the doors were locked and the vehicle was occupied by police officers, Carter fled the scene.  The officers quickly gave chase and apprehended Carter without incident.

“We have been stressing the importance of law enforcement partnerships throughout Louisiana,” said Colonel Mike Edmonson, State Police Superintendent.  “This suspect quickly learned the results of our efforts as he was apprehended by a trooper, deputy and police officer all of who serve on a Federal law enforcement task force.”

Carter was taken into custody and transported to the Shreveport City Jail where he was charged with attempted carjacking.

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