A high-speed chase on Tuesday ended with a Conway man being arrested after he told officers to shoot him, according to a police report.
Clint Oswald, 34, faces felony charges of first-degree fleeing and possession of drug paraphernalia as well as three misdemeanor charges stemming from the encounter.
According to the report, an officer was stopped at a traffic light on Harkrider Street at 3:23 p.m. when a black Nissan Altima sped past him and other vehicles stopped at the light in both northbound and southbound lanes.
"The Altima was driving south bound but drove into the north bound lanes to pass the vehicles, running the red light at the intersection," the officer reported. "At this time I noticed that a State Trooper was in pursuit of the vehicle. After the Trooper passed my location, I joined in … the pursuit."
The officer said he lost sight of the suspect vehicle, noting that he reached speeds of approximately 104 mph in the chase.
The trooper later lost sight of the Altima as well and said he believed the suspect had turned off at some point prompting officers to search other roads in the area.
An officer spotted a black Altima turn onto Sturgis Road and radioed to other cars in the area the direction it was headed.
Another officer put out spike strips at the intersection of Sturgis Road and Stanley Russ Road, but the Altima swerved and missed the spikes.
A short time later, two officers who had not joined the pursuit because they were in an unmarked car saw a black Altima parked in front of a house on Old Military Road. The driver had his window down talking to a man standing in the driveway as the officers approached.
"I stopped my vehicle in the road and began to exit the vehicle when the suspect put his vehicle in reverse," an officer reported. "I thought he was going to strike my car so I quickly shut my door. [The second officer in the unmarked car] was able to exit the right side of my car and approach [the Altima driver] at gunpoint while giving him verbal commands to stop the car and exit the vehicle."
Oswald reportedly stopped the car but refused to get out. As the officers closed in on the car with guns drawn, Oswald kept swearing at them and telling them to kill him, according to the report. Oswald shouted he had a gun and pantomimed reaching for it from his right side, but the officer "could see his hands the whole time and never saw a gun," the report reads.
As one officer kept Oswald at gunpoint, a second officer tased him.
"Oswald immediately gave up and complied with further commands," the officer reported.
The officer held Oswald until an Arkansas State Trooper arrived to take him into custody.
Oswald is being held in lieu of a $20,000 bond at the Faulkner County Detention Center. He is scheduled to appear in circuit court at 9 a.m. Jan. 16.