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Alabama child sex offender who kidnapped 73-year-old woman and led police on two car chases still on the run

Aaron Dun, 33, is wanted on charges of aggravated kidnapping and armed robbery, as well as several other outstanding warrants
UPDATED MAY 12, 2020
Aaron Dun (St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff's Office)
Aaron Dun (St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff's Office)

LAPLACE, LOUISIANA: A convicted Alabama child sex offender is wanted after police said he kidnapped a 73-year-old woman and twice led them on a wild car chase after evading capture. St. John the Baptist Sheriff's Office has asked the public's help in finding Aaron Dun, 33, whose trouble with the law in Louisiana began shortly after midnight on May 5, according to the New Orleans Advocate.

Lousiana State Police observed a red Kia Soul, reported stolen from Alabama, traveling eastbound on Interstate 10 near mile marker 200 in LaPlace, and attempted to make a traffic stop, only for the driver, later identified as Dun, to refuse to pull over.

After a brief pursuit, Dun exited at Belle Terre Boulevard, crashed the car on Foxwood Lane, and fled on foot into the woods toward Sugar Ridge Drive.

Shortly after, police responded to a local call about a home invasion and kidnapping in the 2000 Block of Sugar Ridge Drive in LaPlace and learned a man had broken into a 73-year-old woman's home and taken her captive at knifepoint.

When authorities arrived that the scene, they were told the woman had been with her 93-year-old mother and a seven-year-old child when the suspect forced his way in with the knife and forced her to leave with him. He then made her get into her 2002 Toyota Camry but eventually released her at a nearby hotel before fleeing toward Interstate 10 in her car, authorities said.

During their investigation, detectives learned that Dun was the driver of the stolen car involved in the first LaPlace pursuit, and pegged him as the suspect in the home invasion as well.

Dun, registered as a sex offender in Birmingham, Alabama, for an incident involving a child, then led State Police on a second pursuit through New Orleans on Friday, May 8, where he crashed the Camry but managed to escape again.

The second crash reportedly occurred at the intersection of Carrollton Avenue and D'Hemecourt Street in Mid-City, and as of Saturday, the 33-year-old was still at large and was being hunted by the authorities.

"He's still on the run," said St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff Mike Tregre, adding that they had chased him down many streets in St. John Parish. "That's twice. Two separate pursuits, two separate cars wrecked and he's still on the run."

Besides being wanted in St. John for aggravated kidnapping and armed robbery, Dun is also wanted on several outstanding warrants for Birmingham Police Department. Charges are also pending from the Louisiana State Police.

"His list of charges is growing," the sheriff said. "To me, it’s making him more dangerous. He’s a guy who really needs to be off the street. He doesn’t want his freedom to be taken from him and who knows what a person will do when they get to that level."

Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is encouraged to contact the St. John Parish Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division at (985) 359-8769, or the lead case detective, Detective Sergeant Josh Masters, at (504) 494-3500.