UPDATE: High Speed Chase that Began in Eunice, Ends in a Crash in Crowley

Courtesy of MGN

A high speed chase that began in Eunice ended in a crash in Crowley just after 3 p.m. at the intersection of Sixth Street and North Parkerson Avenue.

Posted: Oct 22, 2020 8:23 PM
Updated: Oct 27, 2020 9:37 AM

UPDATE: (October 26,2020)- The driver of a high speed chase has been identified as Dustin Magnon, 23 of Rayne.

His passenger is identified as Ashley Sonnier, 31 of Crowley.

Ashley Sonnier passed away as result of injuries received from the crash of the fleeing vehicle Magnon was driving.

Dustin Magnon was being sought on multiple warrants:

1 count of Attempted 2nd Degree Murder
11 counts of Simple Burglary
2 counts of Attempted Simple Burglary
1 count of Unauthorized Use of a Moveable
1 count of Convicted Felon in Possession of a Firearm
2 counts of Misdemeanor Theft

Magnon was booked after being treated for his injuries and was charged with:

1 count of Manslaughter
1 count of Aggravated Flight from an Officer
1 count of Convicted Felon in Possession of a Firearm

Click here to view dash cam footage of the incident. 


A high speed chase that began in Eunice ended in a crash in Crowley just after 3 p.m. at the intersection of Sixth Street and North Parkerson Avenue.

It is believed that U.S. marshals originated the chase, with drugs believed to be in the subject vehicle, which contained two persons.

Upon entry into the parish, Acadia Parish Sheriff's deputies joined the pursuit, and Crowley Police Deptartment officers became involved when it entered the city.

Reports indicate that when the driver of the subject vehicle appeared to intend to ram a CPD vehicle at the intersection of Sixth Street and North Avenue H, the officer fired shots at the subject vehicle and the driver returned fire.

Upon entering the intersection at Sixth and Parkerson Avenue, the subject vehicle struck a passing car, and the suspect lost control, striking and snapping a utility pole before coming to a stop.

According to Chief Jimmy Broussard, the driver was immediately apprehended. The passenger was ejected from the vehicle and was taken to an area hospital with unknown injuries.

The investigation is ongoing.

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