Suspects run after police chase, one in custody

Suspects run after police chase, one in custody
Daniel Brownfield (Source: Jackson County Sheriff's Department)
Daniel Brownfield (Source: Jackson County Sheriff's Department)

JACKSON COUNTY, AR (KAIT) - Jackson County sheriff's deputies are looking for one of two men who ran from police after leading them on a high-speed chase.

According to an incident report, Sunday night a deputy noticed a blue Nissan Sentra cross the center of the road and into oncoming traffic at the intersection of Rice Road and Low Street in Newport.

When trying to pull the car over, the driver sped up to lose the deputy but later came to a sudden stop.

The driver, Christopher Elliott, 33, and the rear passenger, Daniel Brownfield, 35, both of Newport, then got out of the vehicle and took off running.

The deputy wasn't able to find the suspects but when he returned back to the car, another passenger was standing by it.

She told the deputy Elliott had picked her up to take her to her son's home but after seeing the police lights, he told her "he was going to run and was not going to stop."

She said she then began to scream and when she threatened to jump out of the vehicle, he stopped and both men got out and ran.

The passenger also stated that she heard Elliott say something about a gun being inside the car.

After a full search of the vehicle, deputies found a 12-gauge shotgun with shells, burglary tools, glass pipes and a glass bulb used for methamphetamine, digital scales, a small knife, and a cellophane wrapper containing a clear, crystal substance.

Early the next morning, one deputy patrolled the area where the suspects had run and found Brownfield.

Brownfield started to run again but eventually gave up and was placed in custody for fleeing.

If you have any information on Elliott's whereabouts, contact the Jackson County Sheriff's Department at (870) 523-5842.

Copyright 2016 KAIT. All rights reserved.

Region 8 News App - Install or update on your: iPhone | Android