Foot chase suspect identified
Broderick D. Junifer
Police are looking for a 25-year-old Morgan City man on multiple drug charges in connection with an incident Thursday during which the man is accused of fleeing from police on foot after a traffic stop, according to a Morgan City Police news release.
Broderick D. Junifer, 25, whose last known address is in the 1400 block of Federal Avenue in Morgan City, is wanted for reckless operation of a moving vehicle, possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, possession of Schedule II MDMA (Ecstasy), aggravated flight from an officer, and violation of uniformed controlled dangerous substance law.
On Thursday, a patrolling officer attempted to stop a vehicle after a traffic violation was observed. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle, but the unidentified driver refused subsequently leading police on a chase, the release stated.
The driver ultimately stopped and abandoned the vehicle and fled into the area near Garber Street and towards a nearby elementary school. As a precaution, J.B. Maitland Elementary was temporarily placed on a lockdown status as officers secured and searched the area, the release said.
The suspect was not located yet officers were able to recover evidence and positively identify the suspect as Junifer, according to the news release. Investigators also recovered illegal narcotics from the vehicle, the release stated. As a result, an arrest warrant was obtained for his arrest.
Anyone with any information regarding Junifer whereabouts or information on any other crime is asked to contact the Morgan City Police Department at 985-384-2310, 911, or the local law enforcement agency.