Two-state police pursuit yields one arrest

PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) – One arrest was made in a police pursuit that began Thursday in Greene County and ended in Dunklin County.

An officer with the Missouri State Highway Patrol tells Region 8 News that Kathryn Yardley of Paragould was arrested around 2 p.m. and taken to a hospital in Kennett.  The crash report from the Highway Patrol states Yardley was not wearing a seat belt and sustained minor injuries.

According to Senath Police Chief Omar Karnes, officers in Paragould began chasing a suspect on U.S. 412 east.  Paragould Police say officers stopped the pursuit at the state line.  The Greene County Sheriff's Department joined the pursuit as well as Cardwell and Arbyrd Police departments as the suspect entered Dunklin County, Missouri.

Missouri State Highway Patrol officers attempted to spike the suspect's vehicle at U.S. 412 and Highway 108.  However, Yardley avoided the strips and continued east.

Chief Karnes states he placed a spike strip at U.S. 412 and Missouri Highway C.  He says the front and rear passenger side tires were flattened.  The suspect's vehicle wrecked and came to rest in a field near Kennett, Missouri.

Yardley is currently in the Dunklin County Jail.

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