Police chase with gunfire ends in arrest, no injuries | Arkansas Blog

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Police chase with gunfire ends in arrest, no injuries

Posted By on Thu, Oct 15, 2015 at 10:07 AM

State Police say a Bentonville man was arrested last night after a chase in Carroll County but no one was hurt in an exchange of gunfire.

Troopers arrested Kenneth Michael Case, 36, of Bentonville after what was described as a short pursuit and exchange of gunfire. He was arrested on U.S. Highway 412 five miles east of Dryfork. No one was hurt, the release said. 

At approximately 5:45 PM State Troopers in northwest Arkansas were alerted to reports from the public of a red Jeep Wrangler traveling east along Highway 62 near Green Forest being driven in a reckless and careless manner. Reports also included a call that the driver had been seen brandishing a gun and fired at a passing motorist.

A short time later State Troopers spotted the vehicle and initiated a traffic stop. Case initially refused to comply and fled from the troopers.

As the suspect vehicle neared Dryfork, Case stopped the vehicle, exited with a gun and began firing at State Troopers and a Madison County sheriff’s deputy who had arrived to back-up the troopers during the traffic stop.
Following an exchange of gunfire with the officers, Case surrendered and was taken into custody. He was transported to the Carroll County Jail.

The local prosecutor will make the decision on charges.

UPDATE:  Case was charged with attempted capital felony murder, one count of aggravated assault and one count of committing a terroristic act.

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