Update: St. John deputies looking for kidnapping suspect

Published 7:24 pm Saturday, July 12, 2014

LAPLACE — A White Castle man is still wanted by the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office following an alleged kidnapping Friday.

At 4:20 p.m., Sheriff’s Office deputies were alerted by dispatch operators that a 26-year-old woman was being held against her will by her boyfriend in a white Chevrolet Impala with dark tinted windows. The third party caller, the aunt of the woman, said she did not know where in LaPlace the car was located.

Deputies spotted a car in the Cambridge Subdivision matching the description of the vehicle.

After a brief pursuit and after hitting a parked car, deputies saw a man flee from the car and jump several fences to elude deputies. The female passenger in the car was unharmed.

She told detectives she and her boyfriend had been arguing, and he grabbed her by the arm and forced her in his car. She told deputies she feared he might hurt her.

Deputies saturated the area to find Christopher Marshall, 25, but were unsuccessful. His last known address is in White Castle.

During the investigation, deputies learned Marshall is wanted in Baton Rouge for armed robbery.

He is now wanted in St. John the Baptist Parish for simple kidnapping, aggravated flight from a deputy, hit and run, reckless operation of a vehicle, resisting a deputy by flight on foot and driver must be licensed.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call the St. John the

Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office TIPS line at 985-359-TIPS or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111. Callers can remain anonymous.

Residents can also submit tips on the Sheriff’s Office website at http://stjohnsheriff.com/submitatip.php.