Suspect flees traffic stop, arrested as felon with firearm
Press Release from Hammond Police:
Hammond, LA –The Hammond Police Department initiated a traffic stop for moving violations.
After the HPD officer activated his emergency blue lights, the vehicle fled eastward on Phoenix Square and turned northward onto South Spruce Street where the driver later lost control and crashed into a tree near Stanley Street.
The suspect fled on foot with a firearm and threw it in a nearby canal. He then ran through a yard into the wooded area where he was apprehended by officers.
The suspect was identified as Kelvin Provost Jr., 21 years old of Hammond, and was found to be a convicted felon.
Provost was charged with Aggravated Flight from Officers, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Resisting Officers, and a Fugitive from Louisiana Probation and Parole.