Manhunt Update – Sighting Near Taylor This Morning

UPDATE:  Car Thieves Arrested

Two men are in custody following an all-night search in Taylor.  Sheriff Ballance said the two men were hiding behind a building in Taylor.  


Bienville Parish Sheriff’s Deputies searched throughout the night for two suspects who ran into the woods near Taylor following a high speed chase on Interstate 20. 

At 8:00 a.m. this morning, September 16, Sheriff John Ballance said they, “Had a sighting this morning on the railroad tracks at Taylor.”  He also said Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries agents are searching also.  “Wade [Correctional Center tracking] dogs are on the way.”  Sheriff Ballance said they have a “Drone on the way also!”

If you live in the the Ada-Taylor, use caution when going to your vehicles.  If you see anyone in the area fitting the provided description (both described as being in their early 20s and one wearing all black) do not approach them.  Report it to the Sheriff’s Office at  (318) 263-2302 or call 911.

Previously Released:

According to KSLA, folks in the Ada-Taylor area have been advised to stay inside as a manhunt continues for two men.

The manhunt began at about 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 15 in the western part of Bienville Parish.

A Ford Pickup occupied by two men was clocked at 99 mph on Interstate 20.

They drove west into Webster Parish when a deputy fell in behind them.

They crossed the median and doubled back into Bienville Parish.

They did the same thing a few more times then finally took the Ada-Taylor exit off I-20, went down a dirt road and drove off into a creek.

That’s when the two men, both described as being in their early 20s and one wearing all black, bailed out of the truck.

Deputies learned that the truck was stolen from Mississippi.

At one point, Sheriff John Ballance said, they got a report from someone who said two people were trying to get into their vehicle.

Law officers, a Louisiana State Police helicopter, drones and tracking dogs from Wade Correctional Center have been searching for them ever since.

Sheriff Ballance said they would be out there all night if need be because they are worried about the safety of folks who live in the area.

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