Suspect killed in pursuit with State Police

Photo by Stan Morris | NEA Report
Photo by Stan Morris | NEA Report

A police chase ended with a suspect dead on Monday in Central Arkansas.

At approximately 8:40 a.m. on July 17, 2023, an Arkansas State Police (ASP) Trooper executed a Tactical Vehicle Intervention (TVI) maneuver to stop a fleeing suspect at the 17-mile marker of Highway 67 North.

Andrew Muggs, 25, of Lonoke County died from injuries sustained in the incident.

A press release from ASP said Muggs was endangering the lives of other motorists by exceeding 100 mph and passing vehicles on the left shoulder during the 14-mile pursuit, which was initiated on Landers Road by the Sherwood Police Department.

“We regret any loss of life,” said ASP Colonel Mike Hagar. “We will use this unfortunate occasion to remind the public that our Troopers will always put the lives of innocent motorists ahead of their own and ahead of a suspect who makes the reckless and selfish choice to flee from law enforcement.”

The incident is under investigation by ASP’s Criminal Investigation Division

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