UPDATE:JEFFERSON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE SEARCHING FOR SUSPECT WHO FLED IN A HIGH-SPEED CHASE
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UPDATE:JEFFERSON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE SEARCHING FOR SUSPECT WHO FLED IN A HIGH-SPEED CHASE: Jefferson County, AR - May 19, 2020 - Jefferson County deputies have located Carlos Frazier, a suspect in a recent fleeing incident, and taken him into custody.
On Sunday night, May 17th, deputies were dispatched to a possible accident that turned into a possible disturbance in the Sulphur Springs area. The caller had given a description of an involved vehicle and stated that they felt the vehicle was headed to a nearby church. As the deputy was headed to the church, a vehicle passed him on Lowman Road, matching the description provided by the caller. The deputy turned around and activated his lights. The vehicle began to increase speed, which then led to the vehicle going into a ditch. The suspect then jumped out of the vehicle and ran into the woods on Lowman Road. His dog also jumped out and ran into the woods with the vehicle in gear while in the ditch.
The deputy tried to secure the vehicle, but was unsuccessful due to the vehicle being hot-wired. The vehicle went into reverse, dragging the deputy. The Arkansas Department of Corrections brought their K-9s out to search for the suspect. The dogs located the tracks of the suspect, which led to a house. The residents refused to open the door.
The deputy had gone to the hospital where he was cleared with minor injuries.
The investigation is ongoing.