A man from Rapides Parish, Louisiana, apparently with divine approval, was arrested last week after he reportedly led Natchitoches Parish deputies on a 10-mile chase, exceeding speeds of nearly 100 mph. Just before 6:30pm on Friday, deputies were patrolling the City of Natchitoches when they reportedly saw a 1999 Ford pickup truck travelling at a high rate of speed.
When deputies attempted to stop the vehicle, the driver sped away. Authorities say the driver was travelling at excessive speeds.
The pursuit continued, with the vehicle damaging gates and fencing. As responding deputies were preparing to deploy tyre deflation devices, the suspect's vehicle lost control and crashed.
That's when authorities say both the driver, 20-year-old Dylan Christopher Thompson and a passenger got out of the vehicle and fled into the woods.
The suspects were both taken into custody a short time later.
Thompson was booked into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center.
He was charged with speeding-maximum limit over 100 mph, aggravated flight from an officer, simple criminal property damage and simple kidnapping. Authorities say the kidnapping charge stems from Thompson allegedly pulling the passenger into the woods.
Thompson was released on a $25,500 bond.
The passenger was not charged.
According to investigating deputies, Thompson stated he led them on the pursuit because, "God was telling him to drive fast that day."