Burglary suspect caught after fleeing from police

1983

A Shreveport man faces multiple criminal charges for breaking into two vehicles and crashing his vehicle into another while he attempted to flee from officers.

24-year old Jason Michael Mattingly was arrested after an officer was flagged down in the 2900 of Bobbie Street at about 2:30 a.m. Friday in reference to a vehicle burglary that had just occurred.

Moments later an officer attempted to stop a vehicle fitting the description of the suspect vehicle near the intersection of Old Minden Road and Patricia when the driver suddenly sped off.

Jason Michael Mattingly
Jason Michael Mattingly

The suspect vehicle continued down Old Minden Road to Barksdale Boulevard and headed east into downtown Bossier City where it hit another vehicle at the intersection of Barksdale and Traffic Street. The driver, later identified as Mattingly, then fled on foot and was caught by police a short time later in the pavilion of the Horseshoe Casino and taken into custody without further incident. The driver of the vehicle that Mattingly crashed into was taken to a local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

A subsequent investigation linked Mattingly to a second vehicle burglary in the 2300 block of Foster Street. He was booked into the Bossier City Jail on charges of burglary, aggravated flight from an officer, hit and run and driving without a license.

Police are working to determine if Mattingly may have been involved in any other recent vehicle burglaries.