An early Wednesday pursuit ends with one person arrested and an Independence County Sheriffâ€™s Deputy injured by a dog bite.
According to reports on Nov. 10th around 3:45am an Independence County Sheriffâ€™s Deputy clocked a Dodge Ram pickup truck traveling 93 mph in a 45 mph zone on Batesville Boulevard.
The report states the driver of the vehicle refused to stop and continued on Highway 167, throwing objects out the driverâ€™s side window of the vehicle.
As the pursuit continued from Southside to Bald Knob where White County Deputies and Bald Knob Police officers set up spike strips in which the suspectâ€™s vehicle hit, causing the left front damage to the tire of the pickup.
Although the truck tires sustained damage, the pursuit continued through Searcy, Judsonia, and Pangburn, and then turned back north.
Independence County Sheriff Shawn Stephens was able to position his vehicle to block the suspect vehicle. The driver was identified in the report as Jay P. Modlin, age 37, of Rose Bud.
Modlinâ€™s truck hit the sheriffâ€™s truck and continued traveling north until the left front tire of the Dodge Ram fell off the vehicle.
Modiln was attempting to turn as he lost control of the truck, causing it to crash into a ditch.
The suspect jumped out of the vehicle and began running, officers caught up and took him into custody.
While officers were taking Modlin into custody, a dog from a nearby residence bit Independence County Sheriffâ€™s Deputy Frank Ramirez on the side of the face.
Ramirez was taken to White River Medical Center for treatment of his injuries and Modlin was taken to jail.
Modlin was found with methamphetamine in his pants pocket.
Modlin was charged with nine offenses including two felonies: fleeing in a motor vehicle and possession of a controlled substance.
Modlin is currently being held in the Independence County Jail.