Police: Man speeds to avoid trouble with child's mother

Police: Man speeds to avoid trouble with child's mother

CRAIGHEAD COUNTY, AR (KAIT) - Sheriff's deputies arrested a man for endangering the welfare of a minor while speeding, at times hitting more than 90 mph, with a child in the car.

According to a Craighead County Sheriff's Department incident report, deputies stopped Bryson Pearman, 18, of Paragould at Jordan's Kwik Stop on Highway 49 near Brookland when they saw a vehicle speed down the highway.

A deputy stated Pearman told them he was speeding because he was trying to get a child to her mother, who was waiting at the Jordan's Kwik Stop.

Pearman admitted he was driving between 95 and 100 mph because he did not want to get in trouble for the child being late.

The report stated during questioning, Pearman was being unruly and very argumentative.

He was arrested and taken to the Craighead County jail for reckless driving, endangering the welfare of a minor, expired driver's license and no seat belt.

The child was able to leave with her mother.

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