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Hot Springs Police Officer Greene was on Patrol in the area of Albert Pike at Centerview Street when he noticed a blue Ford Ranger truck with Wisconsin Plates allegedly stopped and obstructing the roadway. A pedestrian reportedly walked up to the passenger side of the vehicle and began speaking to the occupants. When the pedestrian noticed the police car pull up, he quickly backed away from the truck as it allegedly sped off down the street.
The truck turned right and allegedly peeled out under heavy acceleration as it sped away. The truck allegedly continued like this, running stop signs, passing vehicles head-on into oncoming traffic and went airborne off of the Richard Street Railroad Tracks. Off. Greene reports that the suspect vehicle reached speeds of 70 Mph wile fleeing. The vehicle continued to travel in this manic fashion until it reached the 90° turn at Richard Street/McCarty Street where the driver lost control, struck several large rocks and came to final rest in the yard of a residence at that location.
The driver, Probationer Jerry Sean White, 26, of Grandma Lane in Jessieville, allegedly leaped from the truck and ran for his life through several yards before being captured by officers and brought back to justice. Officers checked Probationer White’s name through the police computer and found an active probation violation arrest warrant for him.
Ariel Allanah Dexter, 25, of Grandma Lane in Jessieville allegedly exited the vehicle with her 3 year old son and walked up Richard Street. She was detained for investigative purposes.
On the ground, outside the passenger door of the suspect vehicle, officers allegedly located a glass smoking pipe loaded with marijuana and approximately 5 grams of marijuana in a small container.
While interviewing Ms. Dexter, officers learned that the 3 year old had been sitting in the back seat of the suspect vehicle during the chase. A small bag containing 2 loaded pistols was also in the back seat the whole time. Probationer White allegedly claimed that the pistols belong to him.
Officers allegedly did not locate a child safety seat in the suspect vehicle.
Probationer White was convicted of Felony Burglary in Garland County 2010. Convicted felons are prohibited from possessing firearms in Arkansas.
The Arkansas Department of Human Services responded to the scene and took custody of the child.
Probationer White is charged with Felony Fleeing, Felony Possession Of A Firearm By Certain Persons and Felony Endangering The Welfare Of A Minor with a bond amount totaling $10,000.
Ms. Dexter is charged with Possession Of Marijuana and Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia with a bond amount totaling $no bond amount listed.