Suspect In Fort Smith High-Speed Chase Now In Custody

FORT SMITH (KFSM) -- A suspect from a high-speed chase in Fort Smith is now in custody, police said.

Police said Joshua Spencer, 33, was on parole and now facing charges of felony theft by receiving, fleeing by means of a vehicle, and several counts of aggravated assault. Police also learned that he had a warrant for failure to register as a sex offender.

The pursuit started on Zero Street, and ended at the Village South Apartments by River Valley Inn and Suites, police said. Fort Smith police, Greenwood police, and the Sebastian County Sheriff's Office were all involved in the pursuit.

An officer told 5NEWS a Gray-Mac construction worker's truck was stolen from a travel plaza in Pocola. The worker walked into the the store and the suspect jumped in the truck and took off, police said.

Police said an officer was almost hit during the pursuit, and several cars were hit on Phoenix Avenue.

Spencer was taken to the Sebastian County Detention Center.