Car chase leads to arrest of meth suspect

PIGGOTT, Ark. – What can begin as a traffic stop can also quickly become  much larger and more serious.

That happened Monday night in Clay County.

At 8:50 p.m. Monday night, Nov. 28, Piggott Police Department request assistance for a vehicle that fled from officers on a traffic stop. Officers followed PPD in pursuit on Highway 62 near St. Francis. The driver of the vehicle proceeded northbound from officers, according to a news release from Sheriff Terry Miller.

That is when the driver failed to negotiate a curve and wrecked the vehicle.

Officers then placed the suspect, Anthony Page, 33, of Piggott, into custody. Page was then taken to the Clay County Detention Center on charges of driving on suspended license, no seatbelt, no vehicle license, no proof of liability insurance, reckless driving, felony fleeing, felony possession of a firearm by certain person, felony simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms, felony possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine, and felony possession of drug paraphernalia.

Page’s bond is set at 250,000 cash surety.

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