Shreveport Man Arrested for Bossier Vehicle Burglaries
Bossier City police have arrested a Shreveport man for breaking into two vehicles and crashing his vehicle into another while trying to flee from officers.
An officer was flagged down in the 2900 block of Bobbie Street at about 2:30 this morning in reference to a vehicle burglary that had just happened.
Moments later, an officer attempted to stop a vehicle fitting the description of the suspect's car near the intersection of Old Minden Road and Patricia, when the driver sped off.
The suspect continued down Old Minden to Barksdale Boulevard, then headed east into downtown Bossier City, where he crashed his car into another vehicle at the intersection of Barksdale and Traffic. The driver, later identified as 24-year-old Jason Michael Mattingly, took off on foot, but was caught a short time later in the pavilion of Horseshoe Casino.
The driver of the vehicle Mattingly crashed into was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Mattingly is charged with the Bobbie Street burglary, and a second vehicle burglary in the 2300 block of Foster Street. He also faces aggravated flight from an officer, hit and run, and driving without a license.
Police are working to determine whether Mattingly may have been involved in any other recent vehicle burglaries.