A police car chase took a turn into the front, side and back yard of a residence before the offender’s vehicle stalled. Before an arrest was made, however, the suspect was rushed to the hospital complaining of chest pains.
A Conway police officer observed a silver van traveling 50 mph in a 35 mph zone on South German. The officer followed the vehicle, turned on his lights and attempted to pull the driver over to issue a citation. Instead of stopping, the vehicle continued, causing the officer to turn on his siren. The vehicle sped up, reaching speeds of 66 mph.
When the vehicle reached Sturgis Road, it was driving at about 87 mph. It slowed down at a residence on Sturgis Road, and the driver’s door opened. The vehicle drove through the front yard, through the side yard and into the back yard before becoming stuck. The driver left the vehicle, ran around the other side of the house and his under a table in the driveway. The officer pulled his taser and ordered him out from under the table. At that point, the suspect complied and was placed into custody.
When the second officer arrived, he took control of the suspect while the first officer went back to the vehicle. He found another man with his hands on the vehicle. He said he was the passenger and had tried to get the suspect to stop. He said they had both been drinking but the suspect told him he "wasn’t going back to jail" when he sped up.
Both men had outstanding warrants and were arrested, but the first suspect complained of chest pains and was transported to Conway Regional. Following his treatment, the subject was transported back to jail.
A tracking application on a boy’s phone led Conway police to the location where it had been taken.
On Sunday evening, police were called to Centennial Valley Apartments in regard to items being stolen. The victim’s parents met police there and said their son was playing basketball at the McGee Center, and just prior to closing, he witnessed one male in a blue shirt and blue and yellow shorts take his iPhone that was sitting off the court and another male take his basketball.
The boy told a worker at the center what had happened, but he later told police the worker did not try to stop them from leaving. The boy’s mother saw the man her son identified as the one who took the phone getting into a car with a woman and driving away. The mother called her husband, and he called the police.
While waiting for the police, the family activated an application on the iPhone that tracked its location to the apartment complex. When they arrived, the mother identified the car the man drove away in.
Police then knocked on the door. Somone inside asked who was there, and when the police responded, the officer said he heard a loud noise and the door lock without anyone opening the door. After several minutes of knocking, the resident opened the door.
From the doorway, the officer saw a man with a blue shirt and blue and yellow shorts sitting on the couch. The officer also saw a basketball with the name of the victim written on it and an Otterbox cover on the floor. The officer took the basketball, and the person said it was not theirs. The officer then asked about the phone, and after denying any knowledge, the man said the phone was under the couch cushion.
Once the property was returned, the victims stated they didn’t want to press charges.