Man arrested after pursuit, crash involving sheriff's deputy - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Man arrested after pursuit, crash involving sheriff's deputy

Joshua Allen Lane (Source: Arkansas Dept. of Correction via Vinelink) Joshua Allen Lane (Source: Arkansas Dept. of Correction via Vinelink)
JACKSON COUNTY, AR (KAIT) -

Police arrested one man after a high-speed chase and crash Sunday night involving a sheriff's deputy in Jackson County.

According to Newport Police Lt. Patrick Weatherford, the chase started in Newport just after 9 p.m.

An officer with Newport police attempted to do a traffic stop on a silver Dodge truck after seeing it had expired tags.

The driver, later identified as Joshua Allen Lane, 25, of Bald Knob, accelerated and a pursuit began on Arkansas Highway 367/Malcolm Ave.

The truck continued over the White River Bridge into Independence County. Police lost sight of it around the Oil Trough area and officers discontinued the pursuit.

Minutes later, a trooper with Arkansas State Police found the truck coming back into Newport.

The pursuit ended after the truck crashed into a Jackson County Sheriff's Department vehicle and a civilian vehicle at the intersection of Malcolm Ave. and State St.

A sheriff's deputy and two people in the civilian vehicle were taken to a local hospital, treated, and released with minor injuries.

Lane and one passenger ran from the truck but were quickly apprehended, according to Weatherford.

Two passengers in the truck told police they asked Lane to stop and let them out, but they said he refused.

It was found that Lane is currently on parole. During a search of the truck, an unspecified amount of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia were found, Weatherford said.

Felony charges Lane is expected to face include:

  • Fleeing in a vehicle
  • False imprisonment second degree (two counts)
  • Possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine)
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Aggravated assault (three counts) 
  • Criminal mischief second degree

Lane is in the Jackson County Detention Center and expected to appear in district court Monday.

Copyright 2017 KAIT. All rights reserved.

Watch Region 8 News On Demand: On your Desktop | On your Mobile device

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

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Boom in business for liquor stores during the holiday

    Boom in business for liquor stores during the holiday

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 11:29 PM EST2017-11-23 04:29:06 GMT
    Wednesday, November 22 2017 11:36 PM EST2017-11-23 04:36:51 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Many families are hitting the road for the Thanksgiving holiday and during their travels, some may make a stop at liquor stores.

    Many families are hitting the road for the Thanksgiving holiday and during their travels, some may make a stop at liquor stores.

  • Diaz court system to merge with Newport

    Diaz court system to merge with Newport

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 11:29 PM EST2017-11-23 04:29:07 GMT
    (Source: Pablo)(Source: Pablo)

    Anyone who has business with the Diaz District Court system will soon have to take care of that business in Newport.  

    Anyone who has business with the Diaz District Court system will soon have to take care of that business in Newport.  

  • Authorities see multi-layered approach in mental health

    Authorities see multi-layered approach in mental health

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 9:22 PM EST2017-11-23 02:22:45 GMT
    (Source: KARK)(Source: KARK)

    Pulaski County Sheriff Doc Holladay said this week that his department keeps track of nearly 1,200 inmates in the Pulaski County jail every day, with a little over five percent of them scheduled to be somewhere else.  

    Pulaski County Sheriff Doc Holladay said this week that his department keeps track of nearly 1,200 inmates in the Pulaski County jail every day, with a little over five percent of them scheduled to be somewhere else.  

Powered by Frankly