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Hot Springs Police Corporal Tinney was supervising the investigation of 2 hit & run crashes that occurred within minutes of each other inside the city limits. The suspect vehicle in both cases was described as a maroon sedan.
A very short time after the crashes had been reported, neighbors reported to the Garland County Sheriff’s 911 Dispatchers that a beat up, maroon sedan had tried to cut through a muddy, overgrown field behind some houses in the area of the Park in the Fairwood Subdivision. The path that the suspect was trying to take would allow someone to access Frona Road off of Mountain Pine Road.
GCSO Patrol Deputies led by Patrol Sergeant House quickly arrived and found the abandoned vehicle approximately 230 ft. off the roadway, behind a row of houses on Fairwood Circle and stuck in the very high grass and mud. Neighbors reported that when the suspect vehicle was no longer able to operate in the off-road environment, the driver jumped out and fled from the area on foot. Deputies searched the area, but did not locate the driver while I was on scene.
GCSO Sgt. House called Cpl. Tinney to come out and take charge of the suspect vehicle. Cpl. Tinney arrived quickly with a Driven Towing & Recovery Truck. Driven took charge of and removed the maroon sedan from the scene.
At the end of this call, a person called GCSO Dispatch and reported the maroon sedan as stolen.
Possible injuries related to these events are unknown to me.