Louisiana Fugitive Caught in Arkansas After Fiery Car Chase

LITTLE ROCK, AR - Authorities say a fugitive accused of attempted first-degree murder of a Louisiana police officer has been caught in Arkansas, after he crashed a stolen Porsche.

Authorities say 43-year-old Roy Massey, Jr. had been on the run for the past year-and-a-half.  Repeated run-ins with law enforcement, and multiple car chases, led to Massey being featured three times on the television show "America's Most Wanted."

Shortly after midnight Thursday, Arkansas State Police Trooper Rustin Hitchcock attempted to pull over a light blue Porsche that had been speeding on Interstate 40 in Faulkner County.

State police say the car, which had been reported stolen in California, traveled more than 100 miles per hour in a short pursuit.

Authorities followed the Porsche onto Interstate-430, and the car eventually overheated and caught fire in southwest Little Rock.

Authorities say Massey has a reputation of fleeing from police officers.  In July 2006, authorities in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, tried to pull over Massey.  Authorities say that during the chase, Massey swerved toward a deputy who was standing on the side of the road, which led to the attempted first degree murder charge.

Massey will be turned over to Louisiana authorities to face charges related to the incident.

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