McGehee Police Chase Leads Through Monticello Late Tuesday Evening-TwiceFebruary 3rd, 2010 by Joe Burgess
Between 9:30-10 p.m., Tuesday evening, as many North and South Gabbert Street residents were getting ready for quiet night’s rest, police lights and sirens caught everyone’s attention, not once, but twice, as a police chase that began in McGehee, after a reported domestic disturbance, headed toward Lincoln County, and then turned south, traveling down HWY 83, North Gabbert Street, and South Gabbert Street, before the driver hit a dead end and reversed, traveling back north on South Gabbert and North Gabbert, then east on Oakland, north on Cooper, and finally gave up at the end of East Calhoun Street
The pursuit, which started with McGehee police, grew to include Arkansas State Police Troop E and Troop F patrol units, as well as Drew County deputies and Monticello police officers.
At the dead end of Calhoun Street, the suspect stopped the car, and officers quickly took the driver and female passenger out of the vehicle, and placed them under arrest.
The suspect reportedly had warrants and a suspended driver’s license.
After the arrest, McGehee officers took the suspect back to their city jail.
According to reports, all officers and agencies did an excellent job, with no wrecked vehicles and no injuries.
Photo provided by Sue Burgess.