A Conway man was arrested by Faulkner County Sheriff’s deputies and Cabot police Wednesday after the suspect allegedly fled from officers and totaled a patrol car.
According to Lt. Matt Rice of the Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office, Andrew Huett, 22, of 4411 Hwy 64 West, was arrested without incident at his residence Wednesday.
Cabot police called on FCSO officers to assist with the arrest since it was out of Cabot’s jurisdiction.
"Any time we go to another jurisdiction, we try to get representatives of the area agencies to assist," Cabot Police Department Public Information Officer Brent Lucas said. "We had the warrant, and all the paperwork signed by the judge."
According to Lucas, Cabot officers attempted to pull over Huett for traffic violations at approximately 11:40 p.m. July 14.
Huett refused to stop and fled from police but drove down a dead-end road. As the suspect approached a cul-de-sac, the officer in pursuit moved his patrol car off the road, but the suspect hit the vehicle head-on, spinning it 180 degrees and totaling the patrol car.
The pursuit continued down Highway 5 before the suspect’s vehicle lost power. Both the suspect and the passenger then fled the scene on foot.
No officers were injured in the pursuit.
According to a report by the Lonoke News, authorities later determined that the 2006 Chevrolet Silverado driven by the suspect had been reported stolen in Conway. The trailer and lawnmower being pulled during the pursuit were reported stolen in Cabot.
Huett is being charged with theft by receiving, a Class-B felony, theft of property, a Class-B felony, criminal trespassing, a Class-A misdemeanor, fleeing by vehicle, a Class-D felony, aggravated assault, a Class-D felony, two counts of criminal mischief, Class-D felonies, leaving the scene of an accident, a class-C misdemeanor, reckless driving, a Class-B misdemeanor, and fleeing on foot, a Class-A misdemeanor.
The passenger, Justin Reeves, 22, of 45 Ballard Road in Vilonia, was arrested at his residence by Cabot police July 20. He was charged with fleeing on foot.
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