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Pursuit Update


Jeremy Scott, age 40, of Conway was arrested last Saturday, June 8, after leading law enforcement officials on a 20 plus mile high speed chase.

According to Searcy County Sheriff Kenny Cassell, the pursuit began after he encountered Scott driving an alleged stolen vehicle out of Van Buren County on Hwy. 27 near Morning Star. When Cassell attempted to make a traffic stop, Scott fled the scene.

Cassell followed Scott from Hwy. 27 to Hwy. 333 in Marshall. At that time other officers from the Marshall Police Department and Searcy County Sheriff's Office joined the chase that went from Marshall to St. Joe and on to Pindall where Scott exited his vehicle and attempted to flee the scene on foot.

At approximately 5:30 p.m., Scott was apprehended by Searcy County Reserve Deputy Devin Elliott and transported to the Searcy County Detention Center.

Scott has been charged with two counts of aggravated assault, Class D felony; three counts of reckless driving, Class B misdemeanor; one count of fleeing in a vehicle causing danger, Class D felony; and an enhanced habitual offender charge. Other charges are pending from Van Buren County for theft of a motor vehicle.

Scott is expected to make his first appearance in the Searcy County Circuit Court on July 16. His bond has been set at $30,000. He is currently being held in the Searcy County Jail.


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