A pursuit of a stolen vehicle ended in a rollover crash on Tuesday afternoon, November 16th on State Highway 10 between Havana and Waveland.
A pursuit was initiated by law enforcement after a Logan County Sheriff’s Office deputy observed a vehicle matching the description of a white Jeep that was reported stolen out of Fort Smith.
After attempting to stop the vehicle, the vehicle fled from officers and the pursuit began. The pursuit was joined by the Arkansas State Police and as it continued to travel east on State Highway 10 between Havana and Waveland, a pit maneuver was performed on the vehicle.
After the intervention was successfully performed, the Jeep left the roadway and began to rollover along the shoulder of the highway. After rolling over, the Jeep came to rest on its roof.
After the crash occurred, law enforcement contacted Yell County dispatch to request the response of Pinnacle EMS, Danville Rescue, and the Havana Fire Department due to the possibility of the vehicle’s occupants being trapped entrapment and injured.
Officers made contact with four male occupants of the Jeep who had self extricated themselves from the vehicle and they were placed into custody. Upon the arrival of Pinnacle EMS the four suspects were transported to Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville to receive treatment for minor injuries they had sustained in the crash. During their transport and while they received medical treatment, they were accompanied by the Arkansas State Police and Danville Police Department.
Following the transport of the four suspects, law enforcement began their investigation of the incident. While conducting the investigation, a dog was discovered to be in the vehicle.
At the time of the discovery, it was unknown if the dog had sustained injuries in crash but it was unable to exit the vehicle on its own.
While on scene, River Valley Now watched as Havana firefighters worked to become acquainted with the dog by speaking to him. After some time, a Havana firefighter then slowly entered the Jeep, approached the dog and was able to free him from the vehicle. Once the dog was out, firefighters looked him over and he did not appear to be injured. At the time of this story, it is unknown who the dog belonged to.
After conducting interviews with the four suspects and after being medically cleared, two of the suspects were released from custody and two were arrested and transported to the Logan County Detention Center.
One of the suspects, identified as 21-year-old Jonathan Hawkins, was booked into the Logan County Detention Center on the charges of Fleeing, Reckless Driving, Theft by Receiving, Speeding, No Seat Belt, and No Driver’s License.
The second suspect arrested was identified and Christopher Randolph, 23, who was a parolee, an absconder and had an active warrant for his arrest.
At this time, Hawkins remains in custody at the Logan County Detention Center but according to jail records, Randolph was released from custody at the Logan County Detention Center on Friday afternoon, November 19th.
The attached photos and the following video were captured from the scene on the crash.