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Bank Robbery-Chase Update

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It was a busy lunch break for the Alexandria Police Department.

In the noon hour, an officer was parked in a car behind Union Bank on Metro Drive. Close by was a silver Cadillac, and out of the passenger seat is 36 year old Jason Jackson of Jefferson Parish. Police say that he seemed suspicious as he walked in and out of the bank.

"He was unaware that a robbery was going on at the time. He followed the vehicle as it left the bank, it was occupied by a black female and a black male. "

Shortly after, dispatch send a Robbery Alarm call from Union Bank. Officers then pursue Jackson.

" They initiate a traffic stop along with two other units. They met up at the old Wal-Mart crossover in front of 1800 MacArthur Drive. "

with 3 units on it's tail, the car comes to a halt along MacArthur Drive. A woman, later identified as Ronya Boyd, also of Jefferson, steps out of the driver seat to surrender.

"They saw the male suspect put his hands up like he was going to surrender. They went around to get him, he slid over...and that's when the pursuit began."

Jason begins the chase across town...first heading South on I-49, towards Woodworth with a police fleet following him.

" The Louisiana State Police joined in the pursuit...began to put out spike strips along the way.One of our vehicles was forced off of the roadway into some high grass, caught on fire.The vehicle was totally engulfed in flames. Three other vehicles were slightly damaged in the pursuit. He began to slow down in increments, and the vehicle finally came to a stop just South of Alexandria on I-49. "

Both now face several charges, from armed robbery to attempted murder. The couple also left Boyd's 3 year old special needs child at the Red River I0nn Hotel while they went to allegedly rob the bank. Police say that no one was injured and the money was recovered.

The Office of Child Services has been notified and additional charges are expected in reference to leaving the child alone. Also, Boyd has told the police she is pregnant with Jackson's child.

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