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Man accused of shooting at officer, led police on chase

Mac Chitwood (Source: Sharp County Detention Center) Mac Chitwood (Source: Sharp County Detention Center)
CAVE CITY, AR (KAIT) -

A man accused of shooting at an officer was hospitalized following a chase.

Around 1:30 a.m. Monday a report about a reckless driver in a maroon Volvo came into the Cave City Police Department.

Cave City Police Chief Nathan Stephens tells Region 8 News 26-year-old Mac Chitwood pulled into a church parking lot, took out a gun and fired it at an officer.

The round struck the officer's patrol car. 

A police chase followed for about three miles. 

Later, Chitwood wrecked his vehicle a few miles outside Cave City.

Sharp County Sheriff Mark Counts tells Region 8 News the crash happened in an area known as "Dead Man's Curve."

Chitwood was flown to White River Medical in Batesville for treatment. 

Counts told Region 8 News he swallowed drugs before being detained. 

Police found a firearm just outside the driver's car window.

Cave City police say the vehicle and firearm were stolen from a residence in Baxter County. 

Chitwood has since been taken to the Sharp County Detention Center where he awaits formal charges. 

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