LSP manhunt is on in Laplace


A manhunt is on in Laplace.

According to the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office, they and State Police are searching for John Henry Bartholomew after he fled on foot following a traffic stop and police chase on the Bonnet Carre' Spillway Monday morning.

The SJSO says both agencies are searching for Bartholomew in the Palmetto and Summerlin subdivisions in Laplace.

The sheriff’s office says he was last seen on the canal bank near 100 block of Nicole Drive off of U.S. 51.

Louisiana State Police say the suspect was stopped on the I-10 spillway bridge before he fled which had traffic stopped for about an hour.

10:44am.... Left lane now blocked WB I-10 at MM 217 on the Spillway as authorities search for guns thrown out of suspect vehicle during police chase

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