DENHAM SPRINGS, LA (WAFB) – A DPS officer has been fired after claiming a motorcycle driver that he was pursuing had fired shots at him Monday night.
Louisiana State Police says on Monday, October 29, just after 6 p.m., former DPS Police Offi
cer Chandler LeGrange reported to LSP his involvement in a pursuit and that shots had been fired at him by a motorcyclist on Juban Road in Livingston Parish. Numerous law enforcement officials responded and began a search for the suspect.
Detectives with LSP immediately began an investigation, and as a result, several inconsistencies began to arise. After further investigation and questioning, it was determined LeGrange’s report was fabricated.
LeGrange was fired and is charged with malfeasance in office and filing false public records. He was booked into the Livingston Parish Detention Center Wednesday afternoon. His bond has been set at $25,500.
At the time of the incident, LeGrange was a probationary employee with the Department of Public Safety Police.
Third biker attending Lone Star Rally dies in Texas City crash
Texas City police say a biker attending the Lone Star Rally was killed in a crash, making this the third motorcyclist death over the weekend.
The crash happened around midnight on Highway 3 near Century Boulevard.
There is no information yet on how the crash happened. According to police, only one motorcycle was involved.
The driver of that motorcycle died at the scene.
This is just the latest in a string of fatal accidents involving bikers attending the Lone Star Rally in Galveston. Two people on Friday were killed within hours of each other in separate incidents.