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Garland County Sheriff’s Mountain Pine Red Devil School Resource Deputy Cogburn was on DWI patrol on Mountain Pine Road looking for impaired drivers. The deputy attempted to make a traffic stop on a silver Hyundai Sedan for an alleged traffic violation. The Hyundai pulled onto the shoulder of the road, but went too far over and fell into the ditch.
The driver sprang from the suspect vehicle and sprinted down the road wearing only socks for footwear – no shoes. The suspect fled approximately 100 yards before Deputy Cogburn was able to catch him and handcuff him. The suspect injured at least 1 foot during the chase and a LifeNet Ambulance Crew was dispatched to the scene to check him out.
While Deputy Cogburn was handling the suspect, GCSO Corporal Cannon arrived to assist. He went to the suspect vehicle to handle that end of things. As he approached the suspect vehicle, he noticed things laying in the street. Those things turned out to be what he recognized as small baggies containing what he believed to be crack cocaine.
Several small baggies of the suspected drug and an undisclosed amount of cash was confiscated from in or around the suspect vehicle.
Arkansas State Police Sergeant Joe arrived quickly and assisted as necessary.