Two arrested after shots fired during chase in Newport

Two arrested after shots fired at officers

NEWPORT, Ark. (KAIT) -Newport police arrested two people Sunday evening after a theft led to a chase with shots fired at officers.

Just after 7:30 p.m., officers responded to a report of a theft at Walmart, 1211 AR-367 N.

Police found the first suspect, Sergio Archuleta, south of the store, and began chasing him.

According to a news release, a second suspect, Trevor Billingsley, fired multiple shots at officers from a semi-automatic handgun while they chased Archuleta.

Following the brief chase, officers arrested Billingsley and Archuleta and took them to the Jackson County Detention Center

The two suspects are each listed as absconders by the Division of Arkansas Community Corrections.

They are awaiting their first appearance in court.

No injuries were reported.

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