Fleeing suspect struck by police unit

EUNICE - A fleeing man, partially Tasered and struggling to hold his pants up, ran into a police car responding to the traffic stop scene Monday night.

According to records, an officer made a traffic stop at Nimitz & Williams Streets in Eunice about 10:30 p.m. after a loud music complaint was received at the police station.

When he advised Larry Mouton, 30, East Dean Street, that he was under arrest for suspended license and having no insurance, Mouton allegedly tried to flee.

Reports indicate that he pulled his sagging pants up and holding them with one hand began to run.

The officer deployed a Taser, but only one of the two prongs struck the subject, according to police records.

As Mouton continued to run, he bolted in front of a second police unit responding to the scene.

The record indicates the suspect was struck by the front bumper and flipped onto the unit’s hood, suffering apparent minor injuries.

He was taken to Acadiana Medical Center where, according to records, he caused such a ruckus that he was sent to a Mamou hospital.

Mouton has not yet been formally arrested.

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