On theÂ 11thÂ of January, 2021, an officer from the Pocahontas Police DepartmentÂ received a report of a reckless driver. Once Officers were able to make contact with the vehicle, a pursuit followed. During the pursuit, Mr. Hernandez struck a vehicle and fled the area on foot. Members of the Pocahontas Police Department, Pocahontas Fire Department (using a drone equipped with infrared night vision), Randolph County Sheriffâ€™s Department, Arkansas Game and Fish, and Arkansas State Police spent the evening looking for Mr. Hernandez.
The next morning, the Pocahontas Police Department received reports of break-ins from two different car lots. A vehicle was stolen and was later recovered south of Hoxie unoccupied with the assistance of the Arkansas State Police. There was also a firearm reported stolen.
Mr. Hernandez was located and arrestedÂ on the afternoon of the 12th. During an interview, Mr. Hernandez did admit to being involved.
Defendant:Â Frank HernandezÂ of Pocahontas Arkansas. 1.Â Fleeing By Motor Vehicleâ€‹â€‹ 5-54-125â€‹D FelonyÂ 2.Â Aggravated Assault (4 Counts)â€‹5-13-204â€‹D FelonyÂ 3.Â Reckless Driving Â Â Â Â â€‹â€‹27-50-308 Â Â â€‹Misdemeanor. 4.Â Commercial Burglary (2 Counts)Â â€‹5-39-201 Â Â â€‹Class C Felony. 5.Â Theft Of Property Â Â Â â€‹â€‹5-36-103 Â Â â€‹Class C Felony
Judge Bigger set a $150,000.00 cash only bond. Mr. Hernandez first appearance date is set for 2nd day of March, 2021 in the Randolph County Circuit Court.