SCSO seeks subject that fled from a traffic stop; believed to have a previously lived in LaPlace

Published 7:42 am Wednesday, May 11, 2022

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On Tuesday, May 10, 2022, just after 7:30 pm, a deputy attempted to stop a gray pickup truck for a traffic violation on River Road near Ama Airport Lane in Ama, LA. The driver refused to stop and the vehicle fled the area. Deputies attempted to pursue the vehicle but stopped the pursuit just after Dees Lane in Luling.
Approximately 20 minutes later, a caller notified 911 that a vehicle matching the description had lost a tire and was still traveling in the area of Interstate 310 northbound near Exit 6 (Destrehan).
Another caller reported seeing a black male subject dressed in a white tank top and dark shorts running towards the cemetery possibly with a small firearm. There was no report of gunfire or injuries.
Deputies quickly responded to the area and located the gray pickup truck in the parking lot of the St. Charles Borromeo Church. Deputies searched the area around St. Charles Borromeo Church, but were unable to locate the subject.
It has been determined there is no threat to the public. Personnel and parishioners were escorted to their vehicles as a precautionary measure. There is no evidence to suggest this incident is directly related to St. Charles Borromeo.
Through investigation, the subject has been identified as Daniel Simmons, a 35-year-old black male with past addresses in Laplace, Luling, Marrero, and St. Rose. Simmons has a non-violent drug arrest history. The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office is obtaining a warrant for his arrest.