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BURGLAR CHASE LEADS TO RAMMING 2007
DARDENDELLE, ARKANSAS
DASHCAM
8-24-2007
00:00
1:05:00
NIGHTTIME DASHCAM WITH AUDIO, COP CAR CHASES SUSPECT INA TRUCK WITH LIGHTS AND SIREN, ANOTHER COP SPEEDS AND PULLS IN FRONT OF SUSPECT, TRUCK HITS THE COP AND SWERVES AROUND IT, TRUCK SPINS OUT OF CONTROL AS IT MAKES A RIGHT TURN, SMOKE IS COMING FROM THE TRUCK, TRUCK DRIVES INTO COP CAR, SUSPECT JUMPS FROM TRUCK AS IT CRASHES TO A STOP IN A DITCH, SUSPECT FLEES ON FOOT, OFFICERS APPROACH TRUCK, ONE OFFICERS TRIPS AND FALLS, TWO SUSPECTS ARE ORDERED OUT OF THE TRUCK AND TO THE GROUND BY GUN POINT, ONE SUSPECT IS HANDCUFFED AND TAKEN INTO CUSTODY WHILE THE OTHER IS QUESTIONED AT THE BACK OF THE TRUCK, TWO INDIVIDUALS COME AND REMOVE ITEMS FROM THE TRUCK, OFFICERS INSPECT TRUCK
A ROUTINE TRAFFIC STOP GETS UGLY WHEN THE SUSPECT DECIDES TO MAKE A RUN FOR IT. THE CHASE ENDS BUT NOT UNTIL SUSPECT JACOB LYNN HARDIN HAS RAMMED TWO ARKANSAS POLICE CARS AND LOST CONTROL OF HIS OWN CHEVY SILVERADO. THE TRUCK WAS PULLED OVER FOR SPEEDING AND REFUSED TO STOP. A Pottsville man police said rammed two Dardanelle Police Department (DPD) cruisers near the end of a high-speed chase that stretched from Dardanelle to the south end of Russellville Aug. 24 appeared in a Friday bond hearing held at the Pope County Detention Center. District Judge Don Bourne ordered him held on a $50,000 commercial bond in anticipation of the filing of formal felony charges. Jacob Lynn Hardin, 20, is also facing misdemeanor traffic violations out of Dardanelle in connection with events that occurred before the pursuit moved into Pope County, Hardin indicated during the hearing. During a previous interview, Dardanelle Police Chief Montie Sims said he requested the assistance of the Arkansas State Police (ASP) in investigating the incident, which an ASP report confirmed. According to the report, Special Agents Scott Luter and Larry J. Carter recovered and reviewed a VHS tape from a DPD unit equipped with an in-car video system, which “showed that the suspect, Hardin, ... rammed both of the Dardanelle Police units” with his own vehicle. Should charges be filed in Pope County, Hardin will appear Oct. 1 in circuit court. Background The chase began after DPD officer Jesse Flores attempted a routine traffic stop inside Dardanelle city limits, Sims said previously. DPD Officer Brian Blevins subsequently joined in the pursuit, which progressed over the Arkansas River bridge into Pope County. As the chase approached the intersection of State Highway 7 and 7T in Russellville, Blevins told the ASP he attempted to box Hardin’s vehicle in by moving in front of it and gradually slowing. Instead of reducing his own speed, however, Hardin rammed the rear of Blevins’ cruiser, the officer said. The report noted estimated speeds reached as high as 90 miles per hour during the chase. Hardin then attempted to turn right onto 7T, but lost control of his vehicle, a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado, and spun out so that his truck was facing officers’ vehicles, at which time Blevins said Hardin rammed the front of Flores’ unit, according to the report. Blevins said Hardin continued westbound across the intersection, bailing out of the truck as it struck an embankment and continuing to flee on foot. Blevins indicated he pursued Hardin into a fenced lot belonging to a local business, where he “located a blanket in the corner that was moving,” under which he found Hardin. In a scuffle that ensued as Hardin refused to comply with Blevins’ commands, Blevins said Hardin grabbed for his service weapon. Blevins then used the gun as an “impact weapon,” striking Hardin in the head with it, according to the report. A second officer arrived shortly thereafter, and Hardin was taken into custody without further incident. During an Aug. 25 interview, Hardin indicated to police he was “messed up on drugs and alcohol” at the time of the incident, according to the report. Possible connection to burglary In an earlier interview, Chief Sims said officers discovered property in Hardin’s vehicle they suspected might be related to a residential burglary reported earlier in the day, although Sims declined at the time to release further specifics. The ASP report confirmed the agency assisted DPD officers in documenting the items found within the vehicle “believed to be stolen property related to a burglary which occurred in Dardanelle.” During Friday’s bond hearing, Hardin indicated he had a prior conviction out of Kansas City, Mo. for first-degree burglary. He also has 11 counts of breaking or entering charges pending in Pope County Circuit Court in connection with police allegations he and two other men broke into multiple vehicles, in some cases using credit and/or debit cars removed from the vehicles to make fraudulent purchases, according to a probable cause statement filed with the court. At the time of the pursuit that led to his most recent arrest, Hardin had been released from custody on the breaking and entering charges after he posted the requirements of a $20,000 bond. Sims did not immediately return a phone call Friday requesting an update on the property found in the vehicle and a possible connection to a burglary. As of Thursday, no charges had been filed in Yell County Circuit Court to indicate Hardin’s involvement in a burglary the day of the pursuit. High-speed chase nets arrest Russellville, AR, "Courier"; 9/17/07; Mary Kincy Benefield http://www.couriernews.com/archivedstory.php?ID=15864 A man driving a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado allegedly rammed two Dardanelle police cruisers before losing control of his own vehicle and fleeing on foot last week after a high-speed chase that began as an attempted routine traffic stop, Dardanelle Police Chief Montie Sims said Wednesday. Sims declined to release the name of the driver as formal charges had not been filed at the time he spoke with The Courier, but a report written by Russellville Police Department (RPD) officers who assisted in the arrest after the truck and two pursuing Dardanelle cruisers crossed into Russellville city limits indicated the man was 20-year-old Jacob Lynn Hardin of Pottsville. Sims described the events leading up to Hardin’s arrest Friday night as follows: The chase began when Dardanelle Police Department (DPD) Officer Jesse Flores attempted to stop the truck — initiating his lights and siren — after he observed it traveling at a high rate of speed near the south end of the city. The truck, failing to stop, increased speed, passing several unrelated vehicles in a no-passing area on Second Street, Sims said. As the vehicle approached the intersection of Second Street and State Highway 7, Hardin attempted to make a right turn onto the highway, colliding with another vehicle ahead of him, Sims said. He then proceeded over the Arkansas River bridge into Pope County, at which time the second DPD unit joined the pursuit, and Dardanelle dispatchers notified the RPD that the suspect’s vehicle was approaching Russellville city limits, he said. As Hardin approached the intersection of State Highway 7 (Arkansas Avenue) and 7T (Bernice Road) in Russellville, Dardanelle units attempted to slow the vehicle by moving in front of it. In response, Hardin rammed the back of a unit driven by DPD Officer Brian Blevins, then attempted to make a right turn onto 7T, momentarily losing control of the truck and spinning back toward the intersection, Sims said. Flores and Blevins again attempted to block Hardin, who collided head-on with Flores’ unit before proceeding through the intersection, Sims continued. Hardin’s progress was finally stopped as he attempted to round a sharp curve to the right onto South Boulder Avenue, just before the turn-off to Skyline Drive, when he again lost control of the vehicle, driving into a ditch, Sims said. After the vehicle left the roadway, Hardin jumped out of the still-moving vehicle, leaving behind his two passengers. A foot pursuit ensued, and Hardin was eventually located hiding under several tarps near Space World, a local moving and storage company, where he was taken into custody after a brief scuffle with officers, Sims said. According to an RPD report filed by Officer Joseph Paterak, who arrived shortly after the truck came to a stop and Hardin fled on foot, he and a Dardanelle officer secured the two passengers — a 19-year-old white female and a 15-year-old white male — neither of whom are in custody at this time. Neither of the passengers reported injuries, Sims said, although Hardin did complain of injury at the time of his arrest and was transported to Dardanelle Hospital, where he was released to authorities after being treated for minor injuries. He is currently in police custody at the Dardanelle jail on a $25,000 bond. Sims told The Courier Hardin had no outstanding warrants at the time of the incident, although officers did find property in Hardin’s vehicle they suspect may be related to a residential burglary reported earlier Friday. The department is still investigating how the property came to be in the vehicle, and whether or not it is in fact related to the alleged burglary. He declined to specify the nature of the property found. No estimate for damages to the cruisers was available as of Wednesday morning, although Sims noted Flores’ vehicle, struck head-on, was not operational. The Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division was asked to assist in the follow-up investigation to determine if Hardin’s alleged crashing into the police vehicles could be considered as a possible assault, Sims said. Those charges, if pursued, will be filed by the office of 5th Judicial Prosecuting Attorney David Gibbons, he said. Neither Flores nor Blevins reported injuries in the immediate aftermath of the incident, although Blevins has since sought medical attention for neck and back pain, Sims said. Traffic violations may be issued out of Yell County, Sims added.
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