Lafayette man wanted after leading police on chase

A Lafayette man is wanted after he led Carencro police on a chase and got away.

Carencro police attempted to conduct a vehicle traffic stop on an older model Chevrolet Truck in the 100 block of Hector Connolly Road in Carencro. Upon observing the marked patrol unit the vehicle's driver began to travel at a high rate of speed and turned South onto I-49 headed South into Lafayette.

The officer gave chase and pursued the suspect vehicle into Lafayette. The suspect vehicle turned right onto Sherwood Street from Louisiana Avenue at which time the driver lost control and crashed his vehicle into a home located at 236 Sherwood Street.

The driver and sole occupant exited his crashed vehicle and began to flee the scene on foot. At this time the pursuing officer gave chase and pursued the suspect on foot for several blocks. The suspect was not located but he has been positively identified as Oliver Jonathon Martin with an address of Lafayette.

Officers are obtaining warrants for the suspect which consists of speeding and aggravated flight from an officer.

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