Two alleged Bossier City drug dealers are in police custody after a short foot chase following a routine traffic stop on East Texas Street this weekend.
Authorities stopped 27-year-old Ladarrel Donzell Kennedy, of Bossier City, for not using a left turn signal when turning. Kennedy refused to stop the vehicle. The passenger, 25-year old Quindon Daniel Smith, of Bossier City, jumped out of the vehicle and ran from law enforcement. Meanwhile, Kennedy tried to drive off.
Deputies chased Smith on foot and were eventually able to stop both Smith and the driver of the vehicle.
During the foot chase, deputies gave loud verbal commands for Smith to stop. A deputy grabbed him, and he pushed the deputy to the ground causing minor injuries to the deputy. At this point, two baggies were seen falling from Smith’s pockets. He continued to run, but was caught a block from the traffic stop.
The two baggies contained three suspected baggies of cocaine packaged for resale. The deputy was treated at the scene by Bossier City Fire Department personnel.
Once the driver stopped, deputies talked to Kennedy and discovered that he had a suspended driver’s license and a Bossier City warrant. He was arrested and charged with driving under suspension, no driver’s license, no turn signal, resisting, and Bossier City fugitive.
Smith was arrested and charged with possession with intent to distribute, resisting, and battery of a law enforcement officer. He, too, was found to have an active Bossier City warrant and was additionally charged with such.
Both men were taken to the Bossier Maximum Security Facility. Kennedy’s bond was set at $1869. Smith’s bond is pending.
From Bossier Sheriff's Office