After receiving information, agents went out in an attempt to further investigate the complaint.
Upon coming across the described vehicle and person, agents attempted to stop the vehicle.
At this time the driver of the vehicle accelerated to a high speed. Agents followed the vehicle as the driver drove recklessly through the streets, running stop signs and breaking speed laws.
The vehicle came to what officers thought was going to be a stop as the driver drove into the yard of an unknown person’s home and jumped out of the vehicle leaving it in drive.
The vehicle struck the home, caused slight damage and officers at this time were able to catch and subdue the driver.
Upon securing him, the driver began to fight with the agents until agents were able to gain control of him.
Jordan Matthews of 404 Sucre Circle in Abbeville was taken into custody and charged with Resisting an officer and numerous traffic violations.
Agents found suspected marijuana on Matthews which brought another charge of possession of marijuana. Agents stated that Matthews was able to dispose of much of the drugs as he fled at a high rate of speed. Matthews is the same person arrested just two weeks ago on possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana and illegal use of a controlled dangerous substance. Bond has not been set at this time
Sheriff Mike Couvillon, Abbeville Mayor Mark Piazza, Kaplan Mayor Kirk Champagne, Abbeville Chief of Police Tony Hardy and Kaplan Chief Boyd Adams commends the Narcotics Task Force for a job well done.
Finally, Sheriff Couvillon would like to applaud the concerned citizens of Vermilion Parish for their awareness and assistance in helping the Sheriff’s Office in fighting the war on illegal drugs. He encourages all citizens with information in regards to illegal drug activities to contact the Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office or the Vermilion Parish Municipal Narcotics Task Force at 337-740-4501 or E-mail the Task Force anonymously at email@example.com and your e-mail will be held in the “strictest of confidence” and replied to in a very timely manner.
More information on reporting drug activities can be seen on our Web Site at www.vpso.net. Click on Narcotics or Task Force for this information