Jennings, LA – Twenty Year Old Demetrick
Taylor was arrested this afternoon in Jennings by members of the U.S.
Marshals Violent Offender’s Task Force (VOTF) from Baton Rouge, Lafayette,
and Lake Charles. Further, critical assistance was provided by the Jefferson
Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office. Taylor was Wanted by the Baton Rouge Police
Department for two counts of Attempted First Degree Murder, Simple Robbery,
and Simple Battery.
On December 2nd the U.S. Marshals in Baton Rouge received information that
Taylor may be hiding in and around the Jennings area. Since then, VOTF
members from Baton Rouge, Lake Charles, and Lafayette have been working in
conjunction to locate and arrest Taylor. Several leads have been developed
over the last two weeks, but Taylor’s luck ran out today when he was chased
down by three VOTF Task Force Officers as Taylor attempted to run through a
field when he realized law enforcement was on his heels. Taylor quickly
admitted to who he was and was booked into Jeff Davis Parish Jail and
extradited back to Baton Rouge. Taylor’s Warrant was executed near 13008
Touchet Road, Jennings, LA.
Henry Whitehorn Sr., the United States Marshal for the Western District of
Louisiana, said, “The coordinated effort of all law enforcement to bring
dangerous criminals to justice ensures that the streets and neighborhoods of
Louisiana are a safer place to raise our children.”
The Western District of Louisiana’s VOTF in Lafayette and Lake Charles is a
team comprised of full-time law enforcement officers from the Lafayette City
Marshals, Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office, Lafayette Police Department, St.
Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office, Louisiana Probation and Parole, Lake Charles
Police Department, and Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office.
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