St. Tammany Parish Deputies arrest Tennessee man linked to five restaurants burglaries in Covington area


St. Tammany Parish Deputies have arrested 25-year-old Malik Morris of Memphis, Tennessee for allegedly burglarizing five restaurants in the Covington area. Spokesperson Suzanne Carboni says after a brief pursuit, the driver abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot.

“The deputy conducted a traffic stop. The driver did stop but didn’t comply with the deputy’s commands but instead fled southbound on U.S. 190.”

Following a brief foot pursuit, the suspect was taken into custody. Carboni says the police chase begin Saturday afternoon on Highway 190 when a deputy tried to pull over Morris’s box truck that was used in the burglaries…

“So he drove against traffic a couple of times. He struck a total of five vehicles. Occupants in three of those vehicles were actually injured and needed to be transported to be evaluated and get some medical assistance.”

Morris was also charged with possession of a stolen firearm and vehicular negligent injury. Carboni says Morris may also be tied to other burglaries in the parish…

“And it is believed he may be responsible for similar business and restaurant burglaries in other jurisdictions maybe in the incorporated areas of St. Tammany. That is being looked into as well as we corporate with our partners with those agencies.”

Morris was booked into the St. Tammany Parish Correctional Center. The investigation is ongoing.

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