Police Chase And Standoff Leads To Arrest For Kidnapping And Aggravated Assault
At 6:30 a.m. Thursday, December 3, 2020, Bossier City Police were called out to I-220 near Shed Road in reference to a shooting. Officers investigating the call located an abandoned 18-wheeler and evidence that a gun had been fired. Officers also collected information that a man and a woman, identified as Robert Sneed, III, and Chabrielle Hester, were involved in an argument before leaving the I-220 scene in Sneed’s vehicle, a 2008 blue Chevrolet Avalanche.
During the course of the investigation, officers located the primary crime scene where gunshots had been fired outside of a residence in the 5900 block of Wildcrest Street. As the investigation continued, detectives determined that no one was injured as a result of the illegal discharge of the weapon. The Bossier City Police Department issued a be on the lookout notification (BOLO) for Sneed’s vehicle.
Around 10:20 a.m., the suspect's vehicle was located in the 2700 block of Airline Drive, where a Bossier City Police Officer initiated a traffic stop. The driver, Sneed, failed to pull over. Bossier City Police Officers and other agencies pursued the vehicle onto Airline Drive. Sneed continued to drive at a high rate of speed before crashing his vehicle near Misty Lane. Hester and a three month old child were inside the truck when the crash took place. They were transported to a Bossier City hospital. Hester was treated for a minor injury, while the infant was uninjured. Sneed also crashed in to 3 other vehicles near Shed Road and Misty Lane. Three occupants of those vehicles suffered non-life threatening injuries.
After the crash, Sneed refused to leave the vehicle. Officers saw that there was a handgun inside the truck within Sneed's reaching distance. From there, Louisiana State Police and the Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office assisted.
Nearby businesses were notified of the developing situation and were either evacuated or advised to lock down and stay inside. While speaking with members of the Tactical Negotiation Team (TNT), Sneed picked up the gun several times. Special Operations Services (SOS) members shot bean bag rounds hitting Sneed and causing him to surrender to authorities. Sneed then got out of the vehicle and was taken into custody at 12:30 p.m. Sneed was transported to a Bossier City hospital where he was evaluated for injuries and was then released to the custody of Bossier City police officers.
As the investigation into this morning’s domestic disturbance unfolded, detectives found evidence that Hester was held with the infant against her will. Sneed is being booked into the Bossier City jail on charges of kidnapping, aggravated assault with a firearm, and illegal use of a firearm. Additional charges are pending the final outcome of the investigation into the acts of domestic violence and the crash.
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