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AMBUSH THE BIKE BAD GUY 2007
ARKANSAS COPS ARE IN HOT PURSUIT OF A MOTORCYCLE WITH NO LICENSE OR REGISTRATION. THE DRIVER REFUSED TO STOP AND COPS CHASE HIM TO A GRAVEL ROAD WHERE AT THE END OF IT, MORE COPS ARE WAITING TO CATCH THEMSELVES A BIKER!
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DAYTIME T-BONE CRASH (2008_
OFFICER CLETUS HUDSON IS DRIVING DOWN THE STREET ON ROUTINE PATROL WHEN HE IS SUDDENLY T-BONED BY A TRUCK. THERE IS NO OFFICIAL PAPERWORK ON THIS ONE BECAUSE THERE WASN’T A CRIME.
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BLOW THE MOTOR OFF BIKE CHASE (2007)
HERE’S THE WILD MOTORCYCLE CHASE WE’VE ALL BEEN WAITING FOR! ARKANSAS COPS ARE THE LUCKY ONES WHO GET TO TRY AND GUN DOWN THIS RUNAWAY NAUGHTY BIKER. FIRST OF ALL THE BIKE IS STOLEN PROPERTY. SECOND, HE’S HIDING METH IN HIS BIKE HELMET. THOSE TWO THINGS ADD UP NICELY FOR A HIGH SPEED CHASE. MR. HARLEY IS DOING WELL UNTIL HE COMPLETELY BLOWS HIS ENGINE OUT AND IT KILLS ON HIM. AFTER THAT, IT’S CLEANUP TIME FOR THE POLICE.
CALM DOWN OR TAZER? (2006)
POLICE TRY TO GET AN UNCOOPERATIVE SUSPECT OUT OF HIS CAR. WHEN HE REFUSES TO DO THINGS THE EASY WAY, THEY TAZER HIM AND THAT DOES THE TRICK!
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CHASE’S EJECTIONS PROVE FATAL 2007
EXTREMELY YOUNG DRUNK DRIVER LOSES HIS LIFE WHEN HE LEADS COPS ON A HIGH SPEED CHASE THAT ENDS UNDER A TRAIN BRIDGE INTO A CEMENT WALL. THE DRIVER DIES INSTANTLY WHEN HIS BODY IS EJECTED THROUGH THE REAR WINDOW. THE PASSENGER SURVIVES AS HE IS THROWN ELSEWHERE. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CONTACT P.D. SINCE THIS WAS A VERY SENSITIVE INCIDENT.
THERE SHE BLOWS! 2008
A KANSAS POLICE OFFICER IS KIND ENOUGH TO ASSIST A BROKEN DOWN TRUCK ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD. SUDDENLY, A TIRE EXPLODES AND BOTH MEN ARE SCARED OUT OF THEIR MINDS AND THEY BRING A FIRE EXTINGUISHER OVER TO PUT OUT THE NON-EXISTENT FIRE. GOOD STUFF!
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SERIAL THIEF’S JOYRIDES ARE OVER 2010
Dash cam video from a Jonesboro Police cruiser shows a high speed chase earlier this week. Behind the wheel of the truck--police say is Timothy Davis. Investigators say he's responsible for a number of vehicle thefts dating back to the first of December. Police say he veered off into a field, left the vehicle, and fled on foot. Police say he jumped out of the truck and avoided capture. Fast forward a few days to Thursday, when police say Timothy Davis' luck ran out. "We learned of a location he was possibly going to be in Harrisburg. We were able to take him into custody with the help of the Poinsett County Sheriff's Department and Harrisburg Police," said Jason Simpkins. Police say Davis is in the Craighead County Jail facing a lengthy list of charges including felony fleeing in a vehicle, arson, and theft of a motor vehicle over 25 hundred dollars. "Some of the vehicles being recovered are wrecked, or burned, others have just been found abandoned," said Simpkins. Simpkins says the vehicles stolen had the keys inside. He says they were stolen from neighborhoods and business lots across the city. "We don't have a motive for the thefts, they were just taken and driven around," said Simpkins. Simpkins says this investigation is ongoing and police expect other arrests to be made.
CHASE INTO THE SAND PLANT 2005
WILD CHASE THAT BEGINS WITH A SIMPLE BUMPING INTO A CAR WHILE TRYING TO PARK. APPARENTLY THAT WAS ENOUGH OF A WORRY FOR THE SUSPECT IN THE BLACK PICKUP TO GO ON A CRAZY HIGH SPEED CHASE. DURING THE CHASE THE MAN BREAK THROUGH THE GATES OF THE SAND PLANT, GETS SPIKED BY COPS AND EVENTUALLY SLAMS INTO A TREE.
HIGH SPEED CHASE (2002)
A HIGH SPEED CHASE IS CAUGHT ON DASH CAM
CANDIDATE FOR DUI 2010
A Fort Smith city director candidate has been arrested for DWI and running from police. Despite these charges Eric Arthur says he'll continue his campaign. "It would speed up and then slow down, speed up and slow down," Corporal Steven Dooly tHE NEWS. Fort Smith patrolmen were sitting at the intersection of North 6th and B streets when a dark colored Ferrari blew by. It happened shortly after 9 Monday night. "As it passed by the officers they reported that the driver made eye contact with them as they were sitting in the alley," Dooly explained. According to their report, they were convinced the suspect knew they were trying to pull him over and actually sped up. Eric Arthur finally pulled into these apartments after several twists and turns. Police say he smelled strongly of alcohol and his words were slurred. He wanted to use the bathroom and put his dog up, but police said he could go in lock-up and they'd take care of his pet. When officers asked if he'd been drinking, he reportedly said, "No comment"--a phrase he repeated Tuesday morning. 5NEWS reached Mr. Arthur on his company phone Tuesday morning. He declined comment other than to say that he will continue his candidacy. Arthur said any further statement would come from his attorney. Arthur faces four charges: DWI, fleeing, reckless driving, and refusing a breath test. "All are misdemeanors. Probably the one with the stiffest penalty will be the DWI," Dooly said. Corporal Steven Dooly says this is his first arrest in Fort Smith. He was booked into the Sebastian County Detention Center where he bonded out Tuesday morning. While making a phone call in jail, Arthur reportedly said, "Everybody (expletive) up, but that's beside the point." The city clerk says there will be no primary election for director at-large position number six after Michael King withdrew from the race. Eric Arthur and incumbent Kevin Settle will now face off in the November municipal general election.
BURGLAR CHASE LEADS TO RAMMING 2007
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.