Suspect runs stop sign, then runs from police

Suspect runs stop sign, then runs from police
Chris L. Howard (Source: Craighead County Sheriff's Department)

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Jonesboro police say a man's car went partially air bound as he tried to run from police Wednesday night.

Just before 11 p.m., Officer Heath Loggains saw a black SUV run a stop sign near Cedar Heights.

Loggains turned around to pull the car over, but before he could turn on his emergency lights, he said the vehicle took off at a high rate of speed on Belt Street.

Loggains said the driver, later identified as Chris Howard of Jonesboro, then ran a four-way stop at the intersection of Scott and Belt Streets.

"I observed the vehicle travel through the intersection of Belt and Greensboro at a high rate of speed, I observed the rear of the vehicle leave the roadway traveling through the air," Loggains said.

Loggains said he lost sight of the car as it went around a curve on Fisher Street, but saw black tire marks on multiple sidewalks and a fence torn down nearby.

With the help of a witness, Loggains was able to find the suspect's vehicle in an empty lot. The driver was not inside.

Loggains said he then deployed his K9 officer Cash, who ran toward a wooded area near Success School.

Officer Bryan Davis spotted the suspect in the woods and was able to chase him down and take him into custody.

Officers Logan Butler searched Howard and found 25 Hydrocodone pills on him.

He was charged with felony fleeing and felony possession of a controlled substance.

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