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Alleged: Parolee ‘Rides The Lightnin’ After Vehicle Chase; Felony Arrest – GARLAND COUNTY


Posted by Arkansas 911 News Chief Editor Paul Maddox

All suspects are presumed innocent until determined guilty in court.

Garland County Sheriff’s Patrol Deputy Grubbs was on patrol Saturday Morning around 1AM in the area of Glazypeau Road when he conducted a traffic stop on an orange car.

Dep. Grubbs made contact with the driver.  The driver handed over his driver’s license and paperwork for the car.  The driver’s pertinents were checked through the police computer.  The check revealed that he was on parole with a search waiver on file.

About that time, Dep. Grubbs came over the radio saying that the parolee had just driven off from the stop and was fleeing up Glazypeau Road.  Other deputies and Arkansas State Trooper Parker headed that way to assist.

After a minute or so, Dep. Grubbs called up again and said that he lost sight of the suspect vehicle.  Everybody continued to the Glazypeau Road area.

The parolee had handed over his DL and paperwork before he fled.  Dep. Grubbs and his associates headed to the listed residence of Parolee Brandon Nathaniel Folsom, 34, of Glazy Acres Court in Garland County for a look around.

Parolee Brandon Nathaniel Folsom, 34, of Glazy Acres Court in Garland County – Allegedly handed over his identification before fleeing in a vehicle and getting zapped by a trooper.

As soon as they pulled up to the house, they spotted the suspect vehicle.  After a few moments, they announced that the fleeing parolee had been found.  After another couple of moments, Trp. Parker told his dispatcher that he had just zapped the parolee back into compliance with the tazer and the arrest had been made.

LifeNet dispatched an Ambulance crew to come check the parolee and remove the tazer hooks from his skin.  Parolee Folsom was medically cleared and transported to the Garland County Detention Center for processing.

Parolee Folsom is charged with Felony Fleeing, Fleeing, Resisting Arrest and a parole hold has been placed.