The Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office arrested two people in a field near South Amity Road on Wednesday following a police chase.
FCSO spokesman Adam Bledsoe said the sheriff’s office received a complaint Wednesday afternoon of an unknown vehicle parked in a driveway along Highway 365. The residents said they believed the people from the vehicle were inside their home.
Bledsoe said deputies attempted to stop the suspect vehicle after it left the residence. However, the driver fled, leading deputies on a chase.
The driver wrecked while trying to merge onto Interstate 40 during the chase and two people, James Jamerson of Sherwood and Alexis Propes of Little Rock, got out of the vehicle and ran across the interstate.
"A perimeter was set up, and with the help of [the] Conway Police K-9 [unit], the two suspects were located laying down in a field south of S. Amity Road and were arrested without incident," Bledsoe said in a news release.
Bledsoe said the suspect vehicle was reported stolen from Lonoke County and that several electronics, drug paraphernalia, clothes and other items were found inside.
Jamerson and Propes each face possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, residential burglary and theft by receiving charges.
Jamerson, 26, who was the driver, also faces a felony fleeing charge. Propes, 21, was charged with fleeing on foot, a misdemeanor.
Jamerson and Propes are each being held in the county jail on a $15,000 bond and will appear in Faulkner County Circuit Court on Oct. 17.
Bledsoe said Faulkner County residents are encouraged to report suspicious activities to the sheriff’s office at 501-450-4914.
"If you find yourself in a situation like the victim of this case, Sheriff Matt Rice wants you to call 911 immediately," Bledsoe said. "At times, victims call a spouse or family member prior to calling 911, which may result in a delayed response. In a situation such as this, every second counts."
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