Cave City man flees on foot during routine traffic stop in Independence County

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A Cave City man is wanted by Independence County authorities after he fled on foot from a traffic stop early Saturday morning.

Independence County Deputy Sheriff Hutton Grace pulled over a 2007 Chevrolet HHR after he saw the vehicle did not have any functioning taillights.

When the driver was asked for identification, he said he didn’t have his driver’s license with him. After more questioning, he admitted that his license was suspended. He also allegedly gave a fictitious name, according to the incident report.

Grace went to his patrol unit to get information on that name and date of birth through the Arkansas Crime Information Center and was unable to get a “return.”

The female passenger later identified the driver as Riley Proctor, 22.

As Deputy Grace was completing his identity check, he saw the front door of the stopped vehicle open, and the driver flee on foot, the report said.

Grace followed foot tracks in the snow before he lost sight of Proctor.

The passenger told Deputy Grace that Proctor fled because he allegedly had warrants for his arrest, according to the incident report.

Grace advised the woman to have someone pick her up as the vehicle was being impounded with a “Hold” put on it.

Proctor is facing several charges including fleeing and obstructing governmental operations.


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