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Traffic Stop Leads to Pursuit and Felony Drug Arrest



On 9/12/18 Deputy Justin Jones initiated a traffic stop on Hwy 70 that led to a pursuit and foot chase with a suspected drug dealer. The pursuit ended up on Hicky Street in Forrest City where the suspect fled on foot but was apprehended after a short chase.

Jonathan Abbot was apprehended and charged with fleeing, reckless driving, and other traffic charges as well as possession of 34 grams of meth with the purpose of delivery, possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and other charges.

He is currently in the St Francis County Jail awaiting arraignment on charges with a court date of 9/17/18

UPDATE 9/14/18- The suspect provided a false name at the time of the arrest. He was later determined to actually be Curtis Clifton. He now faces an additional charge of Obstructing Governmental Operations.


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