Wanted suspect gives chase but wasn't fast enough

A Jonesboro Police Department patrol car. Photo by Stan Morris.

JONESBORO, Ark. – The report said he tried to get away but he just wasn’t fast enough.

A short time after 8 p.m. Friday close to North Church Street and Allen Avenue, Jonesboro police officers noticed a man riding his bicycle on the wrong side of the road, the report begins. He was later identified as Darrick M. Harris, 28, of Jonesboro.

With the officers noticing he matched the description of a suspect who had fled the week prior, they tried to stop him but he tossed the bike down and ran, the report said. One officer pursued on foot while another stayed in the patrol car and headed east.

Police reported the man ran to the area of Main Street and into an empty parking lot. The

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officer in the patrol car pulled up near him, jumped out, and tased Harris while the officer on foot tackled him. Harris fell to the ground, giving up, the officers wrote in the report.

The officers noted he gave them a phony name before he provided his real name. Police learned he had several warrants from Jonesboro and Craighead County, as well as being a parole absconder.

Harris was arrested and taken to Craighead County Detention Center. He faces charges including obstruction of governmental operation, fleeing, failure to appear, revocation of probation, and non-payment of fines.

While chasing the suspect, the officer on foot lost a set of oversized handcuffs and an X26 taser, according to the report.

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