Man who led police on chase found in swamp

Man who led police on chase found in swamp

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - UPDATE: The man who took police on a chase before crashing into a brick house and fleeing has been captured.

According to Public Information Specialist Paul Holmes with the Jonesboro Police Department, Nathaniel Rhodes, 33, of Jonesboro was found hiding in a hollow log in a Jackson County swamp by Jonesboro K9 Officer Erik Johnson and his dog, Gabo.

Rhodes is in custody at the Jackson County Jail.

Jonesboro police are looking for a man who took them on a high speed chase before crashing into a house.

According to an incident report, Monday, an officer attempted to stop a Chevrolet Envoy for hazardous driving and no license plate illumination.

That's when the driver sped off but ended up hitting a power line on Oak Street.

The driver then hit two trash cans, a parked Chevy Tahoe, a children's swing set, a trampoline, and a chain linked fence before finally crashing into a brick house.

When officers reached the SUV, they noticed the driver had ran away leaving being the damaged vehicle.

After a search was done, officers found 5 grams of marijuana in a plastic wrap along with a cell phone.

The report stated that the vehicle belonged to the suspect, Nathaniel Rhodes, 33, of Jonesboro but was in his mother's name.

Officers used K9 units to search the area but could not find Rhodes.

Rhodes is now wanted on the following charges:

  • Fleeing
  • Possession of a schedule 6 substance less than 4 ounces
  • Reckless Driving
  • Driving while License canceled, suspended or revoked
  • Second degree criminal mischief
  • Leaving the scene of an accident with property damage

If you have any information on Rhodes whereabouts, call Crimestoppers at (870) 935- STOP.

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