A Poughkeepsie, Ark., man along with an Independence County man were both taken into custody early this morning and placed on a “hold” as both were wanted by authorities.
The two, along with another man and a woman, were in a Jeep Cherokee when it pulled out of the Pfeiffer One-Stop, causing a northbound semi to swerve to keep from hitting the Cherokee, according to authorities.
Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy John Marlow made an effort to pull over the vehicle, and that began a high-speed chase with speeds in excess of 100 m.p.h.
Just as the chase began, Marlow noted something was thrown from the Jeep. It was later found and was discovered to be an SKS rifle that broke into several pieces when it hit the pavement.
Minutes later the Cherokee experienced engine problems and pulled over. The driver of the vehicle was 34-year-old Jared W. Bates of Poughkeepsie who was found to be wanted by probation and parole officers.
Passenger Jason Richard Malin, 36, of Misty Lane in Independence County was also found to be wanted by probation and patrol officers.
A 25-year-old Newark man and a 40-year-old female who were passengers were released.
Bates and Malin were taken to jail and placed on a “hold” for the probation and parole office.
Marlow listed 12 violations on his report, two felonies and 10 misdemeanors. Some of the violations included: possession of a firearm by a certain person and theft of a firearm, since the SKS thrown out of the vehicle was stolen — both felonies. Among the misdemeanor charges were: reckless driving, fleeing, obstructing governmental operations, resisting arrest, and driving on a suspended driver’s license.
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