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Eunice suspect arrested after a Vehicle Pursuit by Evangeline Sheriff's Deputies

Sheriff Eddie Soileau, of the Evangeline Parish Sheriff's Office has released the following: On January 30, 2019 at approximately 2:05 am an Evangeline Parish Sheriff's Deputy initiated a traffic stop and while conducting the traffic stop the suspect fled in the vehicle which initiated a vehicle pursuit. The pursuit began in the city limits of Ville Platte and ended in St. Landry Parish near the Wal-Mart Distribution Center, where the vehicle wrecked. Multiple agencies were involved in this pursuit which was Ville Platte Police Department, St. Landry Sheriff's Office, and Louisiana State Police- Troop I. The suspect was indentified to be Daniel Sorcia of Eunice. He was booked into the Evangeline Parish Sheriff's Office Jail on the following charges: No Motor Vehicle Inspection Sticker, Violation of Registration, No Insurance, Switched Plates, and Aggravated Flight from an Officer. Sorcia's bond was set at $35,500.00 by 13th Judicial Judge Gary Ortego.

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