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Alleged: GCSO Deputies Throw Spikes To Assist Saline Co. Sheriff’s Pursuit; Felony Arrest – HOT SPRINGS


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Posted by Arkansas 911 News Chief Editor Paul Maddox

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The Saline County Sheriff’s Patrol attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a black Chrysler 300 for a traffic violation in the area of Alcoa Road at Interstate-30 Monday Morning around 3AM.

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The Chrysler allegedly fled from the deputy and a short time later, entered Garland County on Highway 5.  Saline County Deputies in pursuit were able talk with Garland County Sheriff’s Patrol Lieutenant Roberson on the radio.  Lt. Roberson confirmed for them that GCSO Deputies would assist them with the pursuit.

Lt. Roberson advised SCSO Deputies that GCSO K-9 Sergeant Kellar and his associates were set up at the Junction of Highways 5 & 7 with spike strips in place and a K-9 attack/tracking dog all ready to go.  The pursuit quickly made it to the 5 & 7 Junction with SCSO Deputies in hot pursuit.

SCSO Deputies were advised to back off as they neared the spikes.  They backed off, the suspect vehicle ran slap over the spikes, GCSO Patrol Deputy Hampton yanked the spikes out of the highway like a pro and the SCSO Deputies all passed by with no problem.  At least 4 Garland County Sheriff’s Units joined the pursuit at this point.

The suspect vehicle continued to flee southbound past Fountain Lake School as at least 1 of it’s tires began to shred.

I was able to make it to Desoto Park at Gorge Road on Park Avenue and get good and tucked in behind the tree line before the pursuit arrived.  I sat there for about a minute before I heard the sirens coming.  About 40 seconds later, the suspect vehicle drove by throwing up a trail of shredded rubber and smoke with about 6 sheriff vehicles following with lights and sirens.

The pursuit made it’s way up the hill and past the Family Dollar Store.  The suspect vehicle came to a controlled stop on Park Avenue at the Holly Street Intersection.  Deputies from both counties swarmed the vehicle in a safe manner, removed and handcuffed 2 people.

The passenger that came out of the suspect vehicle was detained for a short time before being let go.  He walked away from the scene northbound on Park Avenue.

Donald Brown, 52, of Malvern – allegedly shredded a tire on sheriff spike strips while leading deputies on a 2 county chase.

It was quickly determined that alleged driver, Donald Brown, 52, of Malvern, had felony warrants out at the time he was allegedly fleeing.  Mr. Brown was arrested and transported to the Saline County Detention Center for processing.  He is charged with Felony Failure To Appear (warrant served), Felony Fleeing In A Vehicle and Reckless Driving.  He was initially being held without bond.