As officers tried to pull him over, he turned onto the Pineville Expressway, and officers say he headed north. The chase ended when the vehicle crashed on Hooper Road in Grant Parish.
During the chase, the report stated that Barton ran several vehicles off the roadway. He is facing several charges including aggravated flight from an officer, attempted first-degree murder of a police officer and reckless operation.
He is 40-year-old Lee Barton of Alexandria, now charged with at least ten crimes. Police say he was at times driving in the middle of the road, causing oncoming vehicles to exit to keep from crashing into him. When police tried pulling him over, he continued speeding down Highway 165, south of Kingsville, then going north toward Tioga. Barton finally wrecked his car on Hooper Road in Grant Parish; he then ran from officers, but was caught shortly after.
An Alexandria man is facing charges, including attempted murder of a police officer, after he led Pineville police on a high-speed chase in the Kingsville area, according to a release.
Lee Barton, 40, of 2629 #F Vance Avenue, has been charged with aggravated flight from an officer, reckless operation of a vehicle, three counts of no turn signal, driving left of center, no headlights, two counts of resisting an officer, battery on a police officer, two counts of public intimidation of an officer, possession of meth and attempted first-degree murder of a police officer.
Barton wrecked the car on Hooper Road in Grant Parish. He ran, but was caught shortly.
When officers searched the vehicle, they found suspected methamphetamine. Barton was taken to a local hospital for treatment, according to the release.
Barton soon will be booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center, where a bond will be set.