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Jackson Street carjacking suspect arrested in Avoyelles Parish

Kelvin R. Harrison
Kelvin R. Harrison(Source: Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office)
Published: May. 16, 2022 at 6:34 PM CDT|Updated: May. 17, 2022 at 10:11 PM CDT
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ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) - An Alexandria man has been arrested following the carjacking that occurred on Jackson Street on Monday, May 16, 2022.

The Alexandria Police Department said that Kelvin R. Harrison, 39, has been charged with one count of armed robbery.

On Tuesday, May 17, around 12:30 p.m. authorities said they spotted Harrison in the stolen car in Avoyelles Parish and tried to conduct a traffic stop, but the suspect fled. APD officers, Rapides Parish Sheriff’s deputies, Avoyelles Parish Sheriff’s deputies, Louisiana State Police and Marksville police were able to apprehend him after he drove into a ditch in the Echo community and attempted to flee on foot. He was initially booked into the Avoyelles Parish Sheriff’s Office jail and was then transferred to the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office jail.

APD Chief Ronney Howard had this to say following the arrest:

“I would like to thank the community and the local media for their help. The feedback we got from the public helped us quickly identify the individual. And I want to thank our partner law enforcement agencies for their assistance. Clearly, what happened yesterday is unacceptable. As a society, we can’t tolerate such brazen acts. APD certainly won’t tolerate it, as you see from our swift action. If you commit a crime, APD will catch you.”

Anyone with information about this case can reach out to APD at (318) 441-6460 or (318) 441-6559.

The Alexandria Police Department needs your help identifying a suspect involved in a carjacking incident on Jackson Street on Monday, May 16.

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