Thibodaux man arrested after high-speed chase with toddler in front seat

Tyron Robertson

THIBODAUX, La. — A Thibodaux man is behind bars after reportedly stealing multiple items from a store then leading police on a chase with a toddler in the front seat.

According to Thibodaux Police, 21-year-old Tyron Robertson reportedly went into a business the afternoon of April 12 in the 100 block of Glenwild Drive and stole multiple items. When exited the store with another man and a toddler, store employees followed them and got the license plate number to report to police.

Thibodaux Police spotted the vehicle and tried to stop Robertson at Forty Arpent Road and Frederick Drive. Robertson slowed down, but then sped off, prompting a pursuit in which Robertson’s vehicle was disregarding traffic signals, throwing items out of the window and traveling in the opposite lane of traffic.

Robertson eventually stopped the vehicle at Karla Drive and Denise Drive. Robertson refused to comply with the officers’ commands and resisted arrest as officers tried to handcuff him. The passenger complied, and the toddler was found in the front seat of the vehicle. The toddler was then given to a family member.

Robertson was booked for Aggravated Flight from an Officer, Resisting an Officer, Theft by Shoplifting, Child Desertion, No Child Passenger Restraint System, and No Driver’s License.

Police recovered a 5.11 shooting glove, two Nike headbands, and a glock 9mm magazine. Police also went to the areas that items were thrown during the pursuit and recovered a box of 9 mm ammunition and an AR15 42 round magazine. Inside of the vehicle, officers also located a Diamond Back .380 firearm. It was not reported stolen.

Tyron Robertson was released from the Lafourche Parish Detention Center on Thursday, April 12th, at approximately 10:02 p.m. after posting his $22,700 bond.