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Posted by Arkansas 911 News Chief Editor Paul Maddox
Originally posted on April 28, 2020 at 1:38AM for VIP Members at the AR911NEWS VIP Facebook Group. To get your VIP Pass, please CLICK HERE.
All suspects are presumed innocent until determined guilty in court.
Hot Springs Police Officer Davis reports that he was dispatched to the Circle K Gas Station on Airport Road near the Bypass April 24,2020 around 10:45PM in reference to a disturbance.
Off. Davis arrived quickly and made contact with a witness. He was told that a man had been in an altercation with a woman. The man knocked down a display inside the store and then the 2 departed the store. Off. Davis walked around the store and attempted to locate the 2.
Off. Davis found Xavier Adidas McDorman, 21, of Whirlwind Street in Benton, and a female. As Off. Smith approached the 2, Mr. McDorman started walking towards a grey 2011 Kia Forte car. Off. Davis asked “what’s going on?” and the female said “that’s my car, don’t let him take it”. Off Davis ordered Mr. McDorman to stop moving toward the vehicle. Mr. McDorman refused to stop and got into the driver’s seat of the KIA. Off. Davis grabbed the suspect by the arm and neck while ordering him to exit the vehicle. Mr. McDorman completely refused all commands and shifted the vehicle into ‘drive’. Mr. McDorman accelerated the vehicle with Off. Davis being dragged alongside the vehicle.
As soon as Off. Davis realized that the suspect wasn’t going to stop, he let go, fell from the moving vehicle and rolled several feet almost striking another car as he rolled along. Off. Davis got up, got back to his unit and pursued the suspect vehicle.
The vehicle got onto Airport Road and headed East. During the course of the pursuit, Mr. McDorman reached speeds of 85 Mph, drove the wrong way at 2 separate locations and came within inches of striking a police vehicle head-on (causing the police vehicle to run off the road to avoid the collision). The arrest report says that “Mr. McDorman was driving extremely reckless showing no signs of regard for human life”.
The pursuit went all the way through town to the 2200 Block of Highway 70East near the Bypass where Arkansas State Police Troopers assumed the pursuit and utilized the PIT (Pursuit Intervention Technique) to put the suspect vehicle off the road. The PIT Maneuver was successful, but the suspect jumped out and ran toward Spring Street. Several HSPD Officers and ASP Troopers swarmed the area and found Mr. McDorman on Highway 70East, in the rain, trying to stop passing vehicles. Mr. McDorman was arrested and transported to the Garland County Detention Center for processing.
Mr. M Dorman is charged with Felony Aggravated Assault x2, Felony Fleeing In A Vehicle, Resisting Arrest, Fleeing On Foot and several traffic citations with a bond amount totaling $9,000.