Suspect Captured In Crawford County After Fleeing From Police

CRAWFORD COUNTY, Ark. (KFSM) — One person has been arrested after fleeing from an Arkansas trooper during a traffic stop.

Bill Sadler, a spokesperson with Arkansas State Police, says a trooper attempted to pull over a vehicle along U.S. Highway 71 in Crawford County at around 1:15 p.m. on Sunday (Sep. 1).

It was believed that the person in the vehicle, Bryan Dale Smith, 38, had multiple criminal warrants.

While attempting to take Smith into custody, he got back into the vehicle and fled.

A short chase then ensued along U.S. Highway 71 and onto Dow Jones Road in Alma.

Smith then fled on foot from the vehicle and was apprehended by state police.

An investigation is ongoing into the chain of events that led up to the apprehension, Sadler says.

Smith is being held at the Crawford County Detention Center on a $500,000 bond for attempted capital murder, first-degree battery on a law enforcement officer, DWI, possession of drug paraphernalia and fleeing.

Several local law enforcement agencies responded to help state police capture Smith.

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