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Man jumps into bayou to escape arrest for murder

BAYOU BLUE, LA (WVUE) - A high speed chase ends with a murder suspect jumping into a Louisiana bayou to try to escape.

Deputies are expected to charge Cody Anthony Callais with second degree murder in the death of a 68 year-old man. 
   
Authorities spotted Callais driving in the victim's vehicle in Thibodaux. 
   
After refusing to stop, the 38 year-old abandoned the car and hopped into the bayou and started to swim away. 
     
Police surrounded the area and brought out K-9 dogs. 
     
Callais eventually surrendered and admitted to murder. 
     
Police say the victim is 68 year-old Rickie Samanie. 
     
They found Samanie's body Tuesday evening in his own home in the 3000 block of LA Highway 316 in Houma. 

 

 

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