Fleeing suspect arrested after two deputies wreck during chase

WYNNE, Ark. – The smiling suspect in the photo may not be so happy when he realizes how many serious felonies he’s facing after today.

Monday, June 24’s incident began at about 1:20 PM, at least in Cross County. That’s when a Cross County Deputy attempted to stop a vehicle that had just been stolen from St. Francis County. The vehicle didn’t stop.

The vehicle fled west on Highway 64 at a high rate of speed, the sheriff said in a release. The vehicle turned around and headed back east on Highway 64 toward Wynne.

During the pursuit, two Cross County deputies collided with each other at an intersection causing substantial damage to the patrol units. Both deputies sustained serious injuries and were transported to Regional One Medical Center in Memphis by air ambulance.

The suspect, Robbie Hunter Mckinney, 21, of Heber Springs, was placed into custody after he collided with telephone poles near Earle on Highway 64.

The suspect will be placed in the Cross County Jail and charged with the below crimes after his injuries are evaluated.

Battery 1st Degree A.C.A. 5-13-201 (Class Y Felony) X 2 Counts

Criminal Mischief 1st Degree A.C.A. 5-38-203 (Class B Felony)

Theft By Receiving Over $5,000.00 A.C.A. 5-36-106 (Class C Felony)

Fleeing In Vehicle A.C.A. 5-54-125 (Class C Felony)

Aggravated Assault Upon a Law Enforcement Officer A.C.A. 5-13-211 (Class D Felony)

Speeding A.C.A. 27-51-201 (Traffic)

Fail To Stop at Traffic Device A.C.A. 27-51-601 (Traffic)

Reckless Driving A.C.A. 27-50-308 (Traffic)

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