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Brandon Johnson captured by ASP

Brandon Johnson (Source: Craighead County Sheriff's Department) Brandon Johnson (Source: Craighead County Sheriff's Department)
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Brandon Johnson, a man wanted by police, was captured by Arkansas State Police in Crittenden County, according to Jonesboro police.

Johnson was involved in an officer-involved shooting and had left a local hospital after being shot by police.

Bill Sadler with Arkansas State Police said in a statement troopers received information around noon on Wednesday that Johnson was seen around Highway 63 south of Jonesboro driving a gold Buick sedan.

About 30 minutes later, Sadler states, troopers attempted to stop the vehicle driven by Johnson. A 24-year-old woman and a 2-year-old child were also in the vehicle.

He refused to stop and led troopers on a chase south into Poinsett County. The pursuit continued into Crittenden County onto Highway 61.

Police then deployed spike strips near the Highway 118 interchange with I-55. Johnson was taken into custody a short time later and was transported to the Craighead County Detention Center.

The woman with Johnson was is being questioned by Arkansas State Police and Jonesboro police, Sadler said.

Troopers will prepare a criminal file to be given to the prosecuting attorney. Felony fleeing is among the charges Johnson could face as a result of the chase.

Johnson already faces charges including aggravated assault and various drug charges.

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