Man charged in connection to officer-involved shooting

Man charged in connection to officer-involved shooting

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A Mississippi County man was charged Tuesday with aggravated assault on a police officer and fleeing back in October in Blytheville District Court.

According to Captain Scott Adams with the Blytheville Police Department, David Pollock, 33, was arrested Saturday during a traffic stop. Other occupants were arrested for drugs violations.

"During that investigation, Pollock gave deputies a false name and was not discovered until he was processed in at the Mississippi County Jail," said Adams.

According to Adams, officers patrolled the area of North 6th Street on Oct. 6, 2015 shortly after 3:00 a.m. Officers noticed two vehicles parked near each other near the high school.

When officers approached, both vehicles began to leave. Due to the suspicious nature, officers attempted to pull over the vehicles.

Adams said a Chevrolet truck drove off and officers pursued the vehicle at a high rate of speed. The pursuit went into southeast Missouri and back into Arkansas.

Officers placed spike strips on Highway 312, which deflated the suspect's tires.

The truck finally stopped when officers boxed it into a nearby field.

Adams said Pollock, who was identified as the driver, refused to stop his truck and accelerated towards the officers.

Officers fired at Pollock, hitting him in the face.

Pollock was taken to a Memphis hospital.

Pollock will appear in court again Jan. 27, 2016.

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