Police Chase Ends Near Trumann

September 28, 2003 - Posted at 9:35 P.M.

TRUMANN, Ark. — A 30 mile police chase at speeds of close to 140 miles an hour ends in Craighead county with 2 suspected car thieves in jail.

It all started on Highway 63 in Tyronza when the radar gun showed 80 miles an hour in a 55 zone.

The Tyronza police officer hit his lights and siren, and the chase was on.

Nearly 30 miles later, the chase ended with car out of commission and 2 suspects in cuffs.

That was before the firebird headed north up 63 at speeds of up to 140 miles per hour and turned off on 463 headed for Truman.

Thats when the police called ahead and cleared the streets.

(Tony Turner/Tyronza police: We came through the city limits of Trumann, at a proximately 100 to 110 miles per hour. Just before the outside of the city limits, strike strips were issued. The vehicle did hit the spike strips, they came to a stop just outside the city limits of Trumann.)

After the car skidded off into a cotton field in Craighead county, Craighead and Poinsett County deputies with dogs took out after them and captured them in minutes.

Patrolman Turner says the firebird is a stolen vehicle from Murfreesboro tennessee and the 2 men taken into custody were both wanted on outstanding warrants.

In all, 5 different law enforcement agencies participated in the capture of the suspects. Tyronza, Marked Tree, Trumann, Craighead, and Poinsett county officers.