RACELAND, La. – A fugitive that has been on the run since he skipped a 2009 court sentencing for several drug charges surrendered on Tuesday, according to the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Andrew Washington, 26, was to be sentenced on September 14, 2009 on charges including possession with intent to distribute cocaine, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession of marijuana, possession of boldenone undeclyenate and possession of stanozolol. When he did not show up, a bench warrant was issued for $150,000.
Eight months later, on May 12, 2010, Washington led a Terrebonne Parish Narcotics Task Force agent on a high speed chase, that reached over 100 miles per hour, after the agent attempted to conduct a traffic stop, LPSO said.
The chase, which forced several cars off LA-182 to avoid a crash, ended just before LA-1 when Washington pulled over his vehicle and escaped on foot, according to deputies.
The vehicle he was driving had been rented to another individual and was due to be returned several weeks prior to the incident. Because of this, he added charges to his warrant including aggravated flight from officer, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and two counts of resisting an officer.
On Tuesday, Washington was arrested without incident and booked into the Lafourche Parish Detention Center on a $187,000 bond.