Suspect arrested after fleeing traffic stop Tuesday in Jonesboro

Jonesboro, Ark. – A suspect was arrested after a report said he fled from police and had meth in the vehicle Tuesday in Jonesboro.

The incident began shortly before 1 AM near the intersection of Washington and Calvary. Officer Joseph Harris noticed a vehicle driving with its lights off and in excess of 100 miles per hour, the report states. The officer initiated the traffic stop but the suspect wasn’t slowing down.

The report states the suspect fled from authorities. However, he was arrested after a short time. Authorities found a possible ledger with names and item sales in it along with over 100 grams of meth, some of which was separated in small amounts from the larger batch.

Michael Johnson, 46, of Jonesboro, faces charges including:

  • Possession of Meth/Cocaine with Intent to Deliver
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Felony Warrant
  • Absconding
  • Failure to Appear
  • Contempt of Court
  • Fleeing
  • Reckless Driving
  • Parole Violator

Johnson was booked into Craighead County Detention Center at 4:23 AM on Tuesday and remains there as of this publication.

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