24 mile pursuit in Natchitoches and Rapides leads to arrest

Tamisha Chantel Roberson, aka/Tamisha Bickham


A St. John the Baptist Parish woman was arrested on multiple traffic and probation violation charges following a pursuit in Natchitoches and Rapides Parish on Saturday afternoon according to the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office.

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On Saturday afternoon Dec. 21 shortly after 4 pm, NPSO Deputy Jared Kilpatrick clocked a 2009 Lincoln MKX traveling southbound on I-49 south of Natchitoches, speeding 94 miles per hour in a posted 75 mph speed zone.

Deputies stopped the vehicle, however, the violator partially exited her vehicle shaking her head “no”, waving her hands in the air then re-entered the vehicle driving off traveling southbound leading deputies on a pursuit reaching speeds between 80-90 miles per hour.

Additional Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Deputies began responding to the area while Louisiana State Police, Troop-E Alexandria was contacted for assistance.

The pursuit continued approximately 24-miles over into Rapides Parish near milepost #109 where State Police deployed tire deflation devices to disable the vehicle.

Soon afterwards, State Police and NPSO deputies took the operator of the fleeing vehicle into custody without incident.

There were no injuries.

Tamisha Chantel Roberson, aka/Tamisha Bickham, 43, of the 600 block of Revere Drive, Laplace, La. was transported and booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center, then transported and booked into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center charged with Speeding 94/75, Driving under Suspension Flight from an Officer and an outstanding Probation Violation Warrant by State Probation and Parole Agents.

Roberson is on probation until 2022.

The vehicle was impounded by a Rapides Parish wrecker service.

Roberson said she did not want to walk back to the arresting officer during the initial traffic stop.

Roberson remains in the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center awaiting bond.

We thank Louisiana State Police, Troop-E Alexandria for their assistance during the pursuit and apprehension of Roberson.