FRANKLIN, La. –Dec 28 2016
A New Iberia man is in jail after he allegedly tried to run over a police officer with his car.
Franklin Police Officers were called to a local supermarket to investigate a shoplifter.
Officers attempted to stop Scotty Pellerin, 36, in the parking lot when he allegedly entered his vehicle and attempted to run over officers, as he sped out of the parking lot.
Pellerin was later arrested on attempted first degree murder of a peace officer, suspended driver's license, reckless operation of a vehicle, theft of goods, resisting an officer with force charges.
According to police reports, the stolen items were found under a vehicle parked next to Pellerin's vehicle.
Pellerin was also arrested on warrants dating back to June for theft of goods and remaining where forbidden.