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UPDATE: Suspect wanted for involvement in a shooting incident in Abbeville is still at large





The Acadia Parish Sherriff's Office stated in a Facebook post on Thursday afternoon that a suspect is at large, and was believed to be near Nation Road, north of Rayne


"Law enforcement is attempting to apprehend a suspect who is possibly armed," the post stated. "Please avoid this area."


That suspect is Jamie Davis. Davis is wanted on a felony warrant in relation to a shooting incident in Abbeville.


Abbeville Police officers attempted a traffic stop on a vehicle in which the driver, identified as Jamie Davis, was wanted for felony warrants in relation to a recent shooting in Abbeville. The driver failed to stop, then gained speed and fled, police say.


The vehicle swerved into one of the "push bumpers" of a marked police unit, causing damage to the unit and the suspect's vehicle.


Officers chased Davis through the city, north on LA Hwy 339, then through the outskirts of Youngsville, Milton, and Maurice. They continued to LA Hwy 699, north to Duson, then Rayne. At various points during the pursuit, police say Davis drove in excess of 100 mph on residential roads and attempted to ram police vehicles off the road.


Davis' vehicle went off the road in Rayne near I-10, where he drove on the levee then stopped in a nearby field. That’s when Davis fled on foot, crossing I-10. K9 officers with the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office and Rayne Police attempted to find Davis on Nation Road but were unsuccessful. Officers have since left the area.


Police say Davis is wanted on the following charges:


· Arrest Warrant for Aggravated 2nd Degree Battery Involving Domestic Abuse with Child Endangerment · Arrest Warrant for Obstruction of Justice · Arrest Warrant for Illegal Use of Weapons or Dangerous Instrumentalities · Arrest Warrant for Possession of a Firearm by a Person Convicted of Certain Felonies · Arrest Warrant for Possession of a Firearm in a Firearm-Free Zone


Additional charges from the pursuit are also pending. Davis should be considered armed and dangerous, according to police. If anyone locates Davis, the Abbeville Police are asking that you not attempt to approach him and to call your local police department.


Drivers are being asked to use caution and to try and avoid the area as police attempt to locate Davis.