UPDATE: Two charged in chase that ended in high flying crash

WEBSTER PARISH - UPDATE: Two people face charges after a high speed chase ends with a high flying crash in Webster Parish.

Kevonte Austin has been charged with:

  • Attempted First Degree Murder of a Police Officer
  • Aggravated Flight from Officers
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
  • Aggravated Property Damage
  • Attempted Car-jacking
  • Reckless Operation of a Motor Vehicle
  • Numerous traffic violations

Sheriff Sexton said the other driver initially pulled over, Durioki Hawkins has been charged with:

  • Seeding
  • Possession of Stolen Property




A high speed chase ended with a high flying crash in Webster Parish.  

Webster Parish Sheriff's deputies say Kevonte Dekorey Austin was captured today after walking off a Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office Transitional work release program back on February the 10th.  It is believed he stole another employee’s vehicle.  

Deputies say he and another person were speeding down Hwy. 371 in Webster Parish when they were pulled over for going 78 mph.  As the deputy spoke with the driver, Austin is said to have jumped in the driver’s seat and took off.

He headed towards Springhill going more than 115 mph, he then turned around and headed to Dixie Inn.  

Many other agencies joined the chase including the State Police.   

Spike strips were deployed and once the vehicle hit them it went airborne flipped and landed on the roof of a car in a restaurant parking lot occupied by a woman.  

 She climbed out and was unharmed. 

Both the driver and Austin were taken into custody.


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