Man with gun runs from police, 2 arrested

Man with gun runs from police, 2 arrested
Travis Reed (Source: Blytheville Police Dept.)
Travis Reed (Source: Blytheville Police Dept.)
Lacravious Redford (Source: Blytheville Police Dept.)
Lacravious Redford (Source: Blytheville Police Dept.)

BLYTHEVILLE, AR (KAIT) - A traffic violation led to the arrest of two men, including one with a gun who ran from officers.

Around 10:30 Wednesday night Blytheville police officers saw a burgundy van run a stop light at the intersection of Franklin and Ash Streets in a construction area.

Criminal Investigation Division Commander Captain Scott Adams states that when officers made a traffic stop about one block away, a male suspect later identified as Shykeen Daniels, 20, left the van from the passenger's side sliding door.

An officer stayed with the van while another chased Daniels who, according to officers, had a handgun in his possession.

Daniels was eventually cornered at a residence in the 200-block of Lake Street. Police say he was trying to climb a fence.

Adams again notes that officers plainly saw Daniels with a handgun at which point a patrol car was used to hit the fence. Daniels reportedly fell on the car and fled around the house and tried to climb another fence.

Adams states officers gave Daniels verbal commands to surrender. Daniels, according to police, fired a single shot and threw the gun over the fence.

Officers once again gave Daniels commands, this time at gun point, then took him into custody.

Back at the van, officers asked those still inside if there were any other weapons in the vehicle.

The driver, 22-year-old Lacravious Redford told police he had a weapon, but Travis Reed, 25, denied knowing anything about any weapons.

Officers did find two handguns including one "partially protruding from under the back of the driver's seat." Serial numbers were check and the gun under the seat was found to be stolen out of Jonesboro, according to police.

Daniels is charged with aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, carrying a weapon and fleeing. He is currently awaiting trial in Blytheville Circuit Court on three 2014 cases including aggravated robbery, robbery, residential burglary and theft.

Reed is charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm and theft by receiving.

Redford was cited for running a red light and carrying a weapon.

Daniels and Reed were arraigned on Thursday and bond was set. Bond for Daniels was set at $100,000, while Reeds was set at $55,000.

Both are scheduled for court on Nov. 30.

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