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Body Of Man Found In Trunk After Vehicle Pursuit..Crash; Felony Arrest – GARLAND COUNTY

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Press Release – GARLAND COUNTY SHERIFF’s DEPARTMENT (Sergeant John Schroeder)

Body Found In Trunk Following Vehicle Pursuit

On Tuesday 04/30/2019 at approximately 0336 hours a Garland County patrol deputy attempted to conduct a traffic stop on Hwy 7 South on an unlicensed Cadillac, upon initiating the stop the suspect vehicle fled and crashed through the gate at Hamilton Point Condominiums where the suspect then fled on foot.  The suspect, later identified as, 58 year old Keith Ashlock of Pine Ridge, Arkansas; was located on top of one of the buildings and was talked down by deputies.  The suspect was placed under arrest for Fleeing in a Vehicle Class A Msd, Fleeing on Foot Class C Msd, Criminal Mischief 1st Class C Felony, and Obstruction of Governmental Operations Class A Msd.  During the vehicle inventory search incident to arrest the body of a white male was located, the Criminal Investigation Division was notified and the crime scene secured for their arrival.  This investigation is in its preliminary stages and we expect more charges to be forthcoming.  The body will be sent to the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory for positive identification and cause of death.

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact the Garland County Sheriff’s Department Criminal Investigation Division at 501-622-3660