A Little Rock man has been charged with felony fleeing, aggravated assault, theft by receiving and three misdemeanors after leading Faulkner County Sheriff’s deputies on a pursuit Saturday.
Deputies attempted to pull over the vehicle, operated by Ellis Hicks, after observing it cross the center line. After initiating a traffic stop, the vehicle fled, according to an affidavit. When a deputy attempted to move his patrol unit in front of the vehicle, it swerved toward the police vehicle, almost hitting it.
Authorities said the pursuit continued on Arkansas 286 until the fleeing vehicle turned onto LA Lane and drove through a resident’s yard before coming to a stop at the end of the road, the affidavit states.
When deputies exited the vehicle to apprehend the suspects, the vehicle backed into the passenger side of one of the patrol units.
After taking Hicks, 46, and a passenger into custody, deputies learned the vehicle’s license plate was fictitious, and the vehicle showed to be stolen out of Columbia County. Hicks’ driver’s license also showed to be suspended, the affidavit states.
Hicks was charged with theft by receiving, a class C felony, aggravated assault and fleeing, both class D felonies, along with fictitious tags, driving on a suspended license and reckless driving, all misdemeanors.
According to court documents, Hicks’ bond was set at $50,000, and arraignment was scheduled for Jan. 27 at 9 a.m. before Faulkner County Circuit Judge Ed Clawson.
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