Update: the fleeing male suspects name is Daniel Walling. *photo below. Lawrence County Sheriff Jody Dotson notified Lawrence County Dispatch to pass on the area hospitals to be on the lookout for Mr. Walling , who is believed to have injuries from the accident and may seek medical treatment.

. At 2:18 pm the Lawrence County Dispatch Center received a report of a accident on Hwy. 117 on the Big Creek bridge near Jesup.

A female passenger was thrown from the vehicle. She was trapped between the vehicle and bridge when authorities arrived on scene.

The male driver fled the scene into a wooded area underneath the bridge and headed toward Smithville. Lawrence County Sheriff’s deputies and the Arkansas State Police are currently searching for the male who is wearing a blue polo shirt and has blond hair.

Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department are calling in search dogs to assist in finding the fleeing man. The vehicle came back registered to a Cave City address.

We will be updating this story as we receive more information.


If you have information that will help authorities in this case call the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office at  870-886-2525.