EBRSO Apprehends Man Following Pursuit

East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office SCAT, K-9 and Uniform Patrol deputies apprehended a man this afternoon that fled from a traffic stop leaving behind an AK-47 and drugs in his vehicle.

Deputies were patrolling the area of Highland and Chatsworth when they observed a vehicle with non-working brake lights. Deputies attempted to stop the vehicle, when the driver and only occupant jumped out and ran. Deputies set up a perimeter of the area and K-9 tracked the man hiding under a house in the 100 Oklahoma Street.

Deputies found an AK-47, 31 live rounds, and 33.8 grams of marijuana.

Markus Morris (dob 8/26/98) will be charged with Brake Lights Required, Reckless Operation of a Vehicle, Resisting an Officer, Possession of a Firearm with Controlled Dangerous Substance, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon
and Possession With Intent to Distribute Marijuana.