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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Police shoot man in Newark, probe underway

Posted By on Wed, Nov 23, 2011 at 9:36 AM

The State Police says a Newark man was wounded by gunfire from State Police and Independence County deputies after firing a rifle at them at the end of a chase that began when he allegedly rammed a State Police car. James Chapman Perkins, 46, was wounded and hospitalized in Little Rock after surgery. The State Police release follows:

The Arkansas State Police is conducting an investigation of an incident which ended in Batesville with a State Trooper and deputies of the Independence County Sheriff’s Department shooting a Newark (Independence County) man who officers had attempted to arrest following reports of alleged terroristic threatening at a local residence.

At approximately 10:13 PM last night (Tuesday, November 22, 2011) local law enforcement officers were dispatched to a Batesville residence where reports were made of an individual threatening harm to others at the residence.

As deputies moved into the area, State Trooper David Jones spotted a vehicle matching the description of one believed to be driven by the suspect who had fled the home where callers had reported the threats.

The suspect, identified as James Chapman Perkins, 46, of Newark, rammed the State Police patrol car driven by Trooper Jones.

Perkins fled from the area and was pursued by Trooper Jones and other law enforcement officers, however as Perkins approached the intersection of State Highways 233 and 69 Perkins lost control of the vehicle causing it to crash into a nearby ditch.

As Perkins exited the truck he pointed a rifle and fired the weapon at law enforcement officers who then returned fire wounding the suspect.

Perkins was transported by ambulance to a local hospital and later transferred to a Little Rock hospital where he underwent surgery and is being held.

An investigative file will be prepared by the State Police and submitted to the Independence County Prosecuting Attorney for consideration of felony charges against Perkins.

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