Pursuit of wanted Stone County man ends with head-on collision in Izard County

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Yesterday, we brought you a story about two people who were wanted by the law in Stone County. The two individuals who managed to escape after a high-speed pursuit on Saturday, Nov. 2, Tamara L. Guinn and Mason Patrick (pictured), both had felony failure to appear warrants. They are now facing felony fleeing charges after that pursuit where they were passengers in a vehicle that fled from Stone County deputies and into Izard County, where the vehicle finally stopped at a residence. Guinn and Patrick fled on foot and were not found that day. The driver of that vehicle, Aaron Youmans, was arrested. (Click here for that story.)

The next Tuesday, Nov. 5, Justin Meeks and Tony Trammell, deputies from the Stone County Sheriff’s Office, encountered Patrick driving a vehicle in Stone County. After trying to pull Patrick over and take him into custody, the deputies noted Patrick fled from them and led them on a chase that extended into Izard County.

Stone County Chief Deputy Sheriff Zach Alexander said this morning that the chase was about six miles into Izard County when Patrick came upon a vehicle that he swung out and drove around to pass, only to hit, head-on, another vehicle that was stopped just off the highway.

Patrick and the driver of the other vehicle suffered what were found to be non-life threatening injuries, according to authorities. (UPDATE, Nov. 14, 2019: The driver of the vehicle that was hit, identified as Dewayne Gosser, suffered what authorities described as “serious and substantial” injuries, according to Stone County Circuit Court documents related to the case that were filed on Nov. 12.)  They were taken to the Stone County Medical Center for treatment. Patrick was treated and released. Upon his release, deputies took him to jail, where charges are pending.

Alexander said possible charges include felony fleeing and felony aggravated assault.

Image via Stone County Sheriff’s Office

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