Police chase ends with one man in jail, stolen items recovered

LEACHVILLE, AR (KAIT)-  A high speed chase from Missouri into Region 8 results in the arrest of one man and the recovery of stolen items.

Early Saturday morning, several Region 8 police and sheriff's departments were pursuing Erick Moreno.  Leachville Police Chief Keith Evans says the chase began in Missouri, then went into Craighead County, and finally ended in Mississippi County.

According to Chief Evans, Moreno stopped about a mile north of the Leachville city limits when his engine failed.  Evans also tells Region 8 News that burglary tools, stolen merchandise and firearms were found and taken into evidence after the chase.

Moreno was arrested and is currently in the Mississippi County Detention Center.  We will continue to track this story and bring you any new information.

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