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Three-Hour Bossier Parish Manhunt Ends With Arrest

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What started out as a traffic stop led to a three-hour manhunt in the Dogwood subdivision and ended with an arrest.  

It all began around 8:30 this morning when a Bossier sheriff’s deputy stopped a car for speeding near the tennis courts on Dogwood Trail in Haughton.  While the deputy was talking with the driver, his passenger took off running.

He jumped a couple of fences in the Dogwood subdivision and the deputy lost sight of him.  So he called for reinforcements   Since 36-year-old Marcus Harper had given the deputy his name and date of birth before he took off running, deputies were quickly able to discover that he had an outstanding warrant out of Webster Parish and a lengthy criminal history.  Now he was running loose in a populated subdivision and deputies were concerned for the safety of the residents.

They immediately set up a perimeter and brought in a K-9 team and the search was on. Some Parish workers who were about a-half-a-mile away from the location of the traffic stop had heard about the search and spotted Harper.  They flagged down a deputy in the Stockwell neighborhood and, a few minutes later, Harper was in custody at the corner of Applegate Cir. and Middle Creek Blvd. at 11:30.  He was booked into Bossier Max on the outstanding warrant and a charge of resisting an officer.  The car’s driver was  cited for excessive speed.

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