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Story by Arkansas 911 News Chief Editor
Garland County Sheriff’s Patrol Deputy Parker was patrolling the area of Piney Junction on December 6, 2019 around 8PM. His report of this incident says that he spotted a black Chevrolet Avalanche that abruptly turned without signaling and proceeded toward National Park College.
Dep. Parker went to stop the vehicle. He turned on the blue lights and the Avalanche sped off through a parking lot. He turned on the siren and the Avalanche continued to flee onto Rockefeller Street. The suspect vehicle blew stop signs, drove in a reckless manner, rode the bumpers of several vehicles in the Bath House Row area, crossed left of center, departed the roadway a couple of times and had it’s passenger side tires 5 feet off the ground at one point as it fled through a deep culvert.
The Avalanche went down Central Avenue to Higdon Ferry Road and turned onto Woodlawn Street. At the end of Woodlawn Street, the vehicle stopped and the occupants surrendered.
A pregnant woman and another woman were detained for a short period and appeared to have been released at the scene.
The driver, Shaneah Marieann Self, 30, of Cozy Acres Road in Mountain Pine, was arrested immediately along with Wanted Absconding Parolee Justin Dale Hawthorn, 26, of Cassidy Way in Garland County.
A LifeNet Ambulance Crew was dispatched to the scene to check the pregnant woman.
Self is charged with Felony Fleeing with a $2,500 bond.
Parolee Hawthorn is charged with Failure To Appear with a $1,000 bond and a parole hold was placed.
Interesting note: This chase/arrests took place on Friday 12/6. Parolee Hawthorn was arrested again in the same black Avalanche truck in the area of NPC College on Sunday 12/8. Deputies were sent to that area to find a suspicious black truck that was reported by someone. They found the truck.