Authorities say a Sulphur Rock man fled from an Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy last night, before finally pulling into a residence and surrendering peacefully.
And according to the incident report, the man said he fled because he didn’t want his truck towed from the side of the highway.
The report noted Deputy Tyler Cunningham was initiating a traffic stop on a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado pickup just after 10 p.m. when the driver pulled off on the side of Highway 69.
According to the report, as the deputy pulled behind the truck, the truck took off and led Cunningham to a residence on Robinson Street, where it pulled in and was parked.
The driver, identified as William Brown (pictured), 51, came out of the truck with his “hands in the air,” the report said.
After he was cuffed, Brown told Cunningham he was driving without a license and knew he was going to be arrested. He said he wanted to get back home and park his truck so it wouldn’t be towed, the deputy reported.
Brown was taken to jail where he was cited for driving without a license and fleeing from a law enforcement officer.
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