Officer in crash released from hospital

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JONESBORO, Ark. – The Jonesboro Police Officer involved in a crash Thursday has been released from the hospital

He’s sore all over but he’s going to be OK, Paul Holmes with JPD told NEA Report on Friday afternoon. A Facebook post by Thompson indicated he was feeling better.

The patrol officer was involved in a vicious wreck Thursday, flipping his cruiser after a suspect was able to get loose from his handcuffs and tried to light the car on fire with a concealed lighter.

Logan Younger, 19, was treated at St. Bernard’s Regional Medical Center and released. He has been taken to the Craighead County Detention Center where he is being held on the charges of Escape 3rd Degree, Public Intoxication, Fleeing on Foot and Minor in Possession.

Thompson encountered Younger when responding to a call at the Mall at Turtle Creek of an intoxicated person. Younger was then arrested for Public Intoxication and Minor in Possession.

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