A man who led Shreveport Police on a desperate chase through the central part of the city was convicted of aggravated flight from officers Thursday, June 13, 2024 in Caddo District Court.

 

Stephen Golden, 26, was found guilty as charged by the eight-woman, four-man jury in District Judge Donald E. Hathaway Jr.s court after 90 minutes of deliberation.

 

Through evidence and witness testimony, jurors determined that on October 14, 2023, Shreveport Police attempted to stop Golden’s vehicle at the intersection of Hollywood and Hearne avenues for a traffic infraction.  He fled, leading officers on a high-speed chase exceeding 100 mph down Hearne Avenue before turning into a residential neighborhood. He drove 70 mph through a narrow residential street, running stop signs and at one point leaving the roadway.  He stopped in the 4000 block of West College Street when he reached a dead end.  No one was injured during the chase. Officers then apprehended Golden.

 

When Golden returns to court for sentencing August 13, 2024, he faces a prison term of up to five years at hard labor.

 

Golden was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorneys Stephen Folk-Cruthirds and Jason Waltman. He was defended by Carlos Prudhomme.

The case was docket No. 398146.

 

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