A Caddo Parish jury deliberated 15 minutes Tuesday, December 14, 2021, before convicting a Shreveport man of aggravated flight from police.
Tobias Deandre Williams, 32, was found guilty as charged in District Judge Chris Victory’s court in relation to events that transpired August 17, 2018. The four-man, eight-woman jury heard testimony from six police officers and one civilian witness, who detailed what happened after officers attempted a traffic stop on Williams, whose automobile license plate was not properly displayed. Williams fled in his car, reaching speeds of more than 50 mph in the Highland neighborhood, running through several stop signs and red lights. Williams then fled on foot, but finally was apprehended through the use of a police dog.
Williams will return to court February 9, 2022, where he faces a sentence of up to 5 years at hard labor and a fine of up to $2,000.
Assistant District Attorneys William Gaskins and Brittany Arvie prosecuted the case. Williams was defended by Michael Enright and Dick “Dave” Knadler.