Louisiana teen's spree ends in Arkansas

(October 30, 2003) — (Marion, Louisiana-AP) -- A 14-year-old Louisiana boy faces charges in that state and in Arkansas. The teen allegedly pulled a gun at school, drove off in a teacher's S-U-V with a 12-year-old and led police on a chase through parts of Louisiana and Arkansas. The teenager drove into Union County, Arkansas, sped away when a deputy tried to stop him, and was finally stopped back at the state line after a 15-minute chase that reached speeds of up to 90 miles per hour. Both boys were unhurt and the car was undamaged. Since both are juveniles, their names were not released. Police say the boy apparently had not had any specific problem with the teacher or the boy, who apparently was a hostage. Since the arrest was in Arkansas, the boy was held until Louisiana deputies could come and question him. The boy is charged in Arkansas only with felony fleeing, since he faces more serious charges in Louisiana. The Louisiana warrant lists aggravated kidnapping and armed robbery.