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Sunday, May 27, 2007

Hot pursuit

Posted By on Sun, May 27, 2007 at 8:38 PM

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State Police seek two suspects (pictured) who allegedly fired on police during chase. News release on jump.

STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE

The Arkansas State Police is asking for the assistance of the public in helping locate two individuals wanted in connection with the attempted capital murder of a police officer.

Christopher Grady, 33, last known to reside at 204 North Roosevelt in Benton and Rebecca Burrier, 43, also believed to reside at the same address are wanted in connection with a pursuit this morning involving State Troopers who were fired-on with handguns by the pair during the course of the pursuit.

About 9:20 this morning a State Trooper on patrol along Interstate 40 at Morgan attempted to stop an eastbound 1989 black Chevrolet pick-up truck believed to be occupied by Grady and Burrier.  The probable cause for the traffic stop was speeding. 

The driver of the truck refused to stop and a pursuit lasting approximately 20 minutes continued and moved onto Interstate 430, turning onto the Maumelle exit.  As the pursuit moved into the North Little Rock area, additional troopers joined the pursuit.  During the
course of the pursuit, multiple gunshots were fired from the truck at the State Troopers. 

None of the State Troopers were hit by the gunfire nor were any of the State Troopers injured during the pursuit. 

The pursuit ended on a dirt road off Oak Grove Road in north Pulaski County where Grady and Burrier abandoned the pick-up truck before State Troopers could reach the area. 

A nearby resident later confirmed to law enforcement officers that he was approached by a man and woman who said their truck was broken down and asked to use the telephone, then asked to be taken to a service station in the Morgan area where he let them out along side the road. 

State Police and law enforcement officers across central Arkansas are continuing to search for Grady and Burrier believe the pair are armed and believe to be dangerous.  Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of the two should not approach the individuals; instead they should contact the nearest law enforcement agency.


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