The Louisiana Purchase Gardens and Zoo had an early visitor this morning. At 2 a.m., officers attempted to pull over a car that led the police on a 30 minute city wide high speed chase.
The chase ended when the vehicle crashed into 2 animal habitats at the Louisiana Purchase Gardens and Zoo.
The suspect, Javarro Eleam, was arrested and the animals were not hurt.
Eleam is currently being held in the Ouachita Correctional Center with a $1,000 bond. Charges include damage to property, resisting an officer, reckless operation, and aggravated flight.