Christopher Penn, age 33 of Smithville is in the Lawrence County Jail tonight after fleeing from Walnut Ridge Police Officers on Friday evening.

The incident took place after an accident on Hwy 412 in which Christopher Penn was involved in. Penn then exited his vehicle and ran on foot. Officers from the Walnut Ridge Police Department chased the suspect through a field and the suspect was found hiding in a wooded area refusing to come out. Officers were able to take the suspect into custody without further incident.

Christopher Penn is charged with DUI, Refusal to Submit to Chemical Test, Fleeing and Leaving the Scene of an Accident. He is currently being held in the Lawrence County Jail awaiting a bond hearing.

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