Man who escaped police custody Saturday surrenders

Man who escaped police custody Saturday surrenders

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - New Orleans police re-arrested man who escaped from officers Saturday after receiving medical treatment.

Eddie Brown, 28, faces charges of flight from an officer, possession of marijuana, possession of heroin, possession of crack, possession with the intent to distribute, illegal carrying of a weapon and simple escape. Police said Brown surrendered at the Third District Station on Monday at about 3 p.m.

On Saturday at 3:45 p.m., officers saw Brown driving a car with an expired brake tag. When officers tried to stop him at Morrison and Crowder, he fled, leading officers on a car chase. During the chase, police said Brown struck three moving vehicles before crashing his car at Crowder and I-10 Service Road. Brown then fled on foot and ran into a Crowder Boulevard gas station, where he was caught.

Police said Brown was in possession of several narcotics at the time of his arrest. He also allegedly had a gun inside his car.

During his arrest, police said Brown gave officers a false name, but was later positively identified.

After his arrest, Brown complained of wrist injuries and was taken to the hospital as a precaution. After being released from the hospital, officers were transporting Brown to Central Lockup when he fled on foot from outside the intake area through an open gate.

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