At 10:50 pm the Lawrence County Dispatch was notified of a pursuit entering Lawrence County on Hwy 67. Swifton Police were involved in a pursuit of an SUV refusing to stop, officers from Lawrence County and Arkansas State Police responded to assist the Swifton unit.

Hoxie Police and Walnut Ridge Police were alerted and began setting up spike strips in several areas trying to stop the vehicle before it entered the city limits. Medical units from Walnut Ridge were alerted and placed on standby in the event of an accident.

The suspect vehicle struck spike strips on Hwy 67 just before entering the Hoxie City Limits, the vehicle then turned northbound on Hwy 63 headed towards Portia. Units from Lawrence County reported the vehicle was driving on flats before becoming disabled in the area of Heard’s Market on Hwy 63, a female suspect was taken into custody at 11:04 pm. Formal charges have not been released by Sheriff Dotson at this time.

There were no reported injuries in the incident. For more information on the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office, visit www.lawrencecountysheriffsoffice.com .

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