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All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.
Arkansas State Police Troopers became involved in a vehicle pursuit in Montgomery County over the weekend. The vehicle crashed in a driveway. The driver fled the scene on foot.
Less than 2 hours later, Garland County Sheriff’s Patrol Deputy Bowerman was on patrol in the Bailey Hill area of Highway 70 West when he allegedly came across the Montgomery County suspect operating a stolen full size GMC pick-up truck.
The GMC fled from the deputy. Several other deputies and ASP Troopers were in the area and they assisted. The parade route involved the area between Rogers Road at Highway 70 West and Adcock Road, turned around a few times and lasted approximately 5 minutes.
The suspect finally stopped the stolen truck in the parking lot behind Tri-Lakes Liquor, jumped out and fled on foot. Officers surrounded the area and a K-9 Unit was called out, but the suspect was not located.
The normal process for handling this is to punch out some affidavits, have an Honorable Judge sign them, the pick-up order into the computer and wait. But, wait how long? Well, that’s the thing, now, isn’t it. They may catch him on some little traffic stop in a different county next week, they may surround his house and knock on the door during dinner 1 night…..4 months from now. The moral of this story is “don’t steal cars and pull over when the police tell you to”.