Police: Man wanted after fleeing traffic stop, ran on foot - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Police: Man wanted after fleeing traffic stop, ran on foot

Jonesboro Police (Source: KAIT8) Jonesboro Police (Source: KAIT8)
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

Jonesboro police are searching for a man after he fled the scene of a traffic stop and then ran on foot.

According to the incident report, on Saturday around 10:47 p.m. an officer attempted to stop a black Ford Mustang at the intersection of Belt Street and Greensboro Road.  

The driver sped off when an officer attempted to stop him. Police continued to chase the suspect.

The driver pulled into a driveway at a home in the 700-block of Melrose Street.  

As the officer attempted to catch up to the driver, he saw a man wearing all black get out of the car and run between two houses.  

The officer then got out of his vehicle and yelled for the man to stop, but the suspect disappeared behind a house.

According to the incident report, the officer ran around the side of the house but saw no one.  

The officer said a man opened the front door of a house, and when he asked who owned the car and who the driver was, the man shut and locked the door.  

When another officer arrived at the home, the two began clearing the carport area.

Shortly after, they saw the suspect running on Marshall Street.  

After searching the area, the officers spotted him laying under a vehicle.  

As the officer approached it, he drew his gun because the man's hands were underneath him.  

The officer told the man not to run and to show him his hands, but he slid out from under the vehicle and began running again.

Both officers chased the suspect on Marshal Street, but they were unable to catch up with him. Police say he reportedly jumped a 6-foot fence.

Police say the fence had sharp wires on the top and they could not get over it because they had their K-9.

The officers and the K-9 searched the woods until they were told a deputy spotted a man matching the description running near Greensboro and Mays Roads.  

They searched the area but did not find the suspect.  

Police ran the vehicle's tags and discovered its listed address was the home where it was parked. 

As law enforcement officials waited on a truck to tow the Ford Mustang, a woman came outside and told police the car belonged to her sister. 

Police got contact information from the woman, and the truck was towed.  

Officials later went to NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital and met with the car owner who said her keys were stolen three days ago.  

The woman told police she last saw the car when she was dropped off at work.

Jonesboro police ask anyone with information to call Crimestoppers at 935-STOP (7867).   

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