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Alleged: Trooper Vehicle Pursuit..Crash..Suspect Flees Into Woods On Foot – GARLAND COUNTY


Posted by Arkansas 911 News Chief Editor Paul Maddox

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Arkansas State Police Trooper Parker was on patrol on Highway 7 South in the area of the Lake Hamilton Bridges when he initiated a traffic stop on a blue Jeep Grand Cherokee at Long Island Drive.  Rather than pull over and deal with the trooper, this vehicle fled south.

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Trp. Parker met traffic and had an issue dealing with it as he tried to keep up with the allegedly reckless suspect vehicle.  He pretty much lost sight of the suspect for a moment in the area of Mt. Riante Road, but came around another currve and found the the Grand Cherokee jammed into the tree line with dust and smoke swirling all around.

Trp. Parker jumped out and went o the wreckage, but the occupant(s) had already fled into the woods on foot.

Garland County Sheriff’s Patrol Units arrived to assist.

Ultimately, no one was located in the woods or around the scene.

Any possible injury is unknown.

The vehicle was towed from the scene.

Traffic flow was interrupted for about 45 minutes.