A Faulkner County Sheriff's deputy is being treated for hypothermia at a local hospital after a routine traffic stop led to a foot pursuit into chilly waters.
Officials say Deputy Jonathan Parks intiated a traffic stop at Foothill Drive and Vine Road around 4 p.m. Thursday.
A check of passenger information by dispatch revealed that one of the passengers, identified as Ricky Rashad McClure, 21, of Conway, was wanted for probation revocation.
When Parks returned to the vehicle, McClure fled on foot and ran into Craig D. Campbell Lake Conway Reservoir.
Parks pursued McClure into the water, and after a struggle that lasted for over five minutes, handcuffed McClure before carrying McClure on his shoulders from the water to the shore, where they both collapsed.
The temperature Thursday afternoon was 34 degrees.
FCSO Chief Deputy Matt Rice said that both Parks and McClure are doing well and are waiting to be released from the hospital.
Rice said pending his medical release, McClure will be transported to Faulkner County Jail and cited for fleeing and probation revocation.
McClure is listed as a top offender on the Log Cabin Democrat's Booked website. Prior charges include robbery, theft of property, probation violation, theft of services, failure to appear and fleeing first, second and third.