CABOT, Ark. (KTHV) - After police checked in on a tip about a man with outstanding arrest warrants, they were led on a chase and even made a drug and firearm seizure.
Sgt. James Kulesa, with the Lonoke County Sheriff's Office, said police were trying to find 40-year-old Joseph Brackett on Oct. 4 around noon in the area of Gatepost Road in Cabot. He said they found him in a 2000 Mitsubishi Montero and tried to make a traffic stop, but the car failed to stop and sped up, leading police on a chase down Highway 5 into Pulaski County and back.
The Mitsubishi eventually went into a ditch and struck the embankment near Morrison Road and Highway 319. Deputies said they found 10 ounces of meth ice, drug paraphernalia, $3,460, and a stolen 9mm automatic in the car.
Brackett and his female driver, 23-year-old Desirea Bodin, were taken to a hospital for treatment of their injuries.