On Saturday Sept. 29, 2012 at approximately 4:30 PM I was at Montgomery Market in Houston, AR. A white male entered the store and went to the soda coolers to get a soda. He started talking to himself and asking himself if he wanted a vitamin water or an orange juice. When he approached the counter he pulled out a big roll of money to pay. The man was acting very strange, so I ran his license plate on his pick-up when he left the store. The license plate 764OFW returned to be stolen out of Faulkner County. I proceeded to try and catch up to the pick-up. I found the pick-up traveling north on Leggett Lane, occupied with the only the white male from the store in it. I proceeded to stop the pick-up, it got away from me. I pursued the pick-up onto State Highway 60 East eastbound at a high rate of speed. The pick-up turned left onto Bethel Road where he traveled westbound, again at a high rate of speed. At one point he passed a small red car on a hill in a no passing zone, then he continued at a high rate of speed. About another mile up the road he decided to jump out of the pick-up and run on foot into the woods southbound. I had requested assistance when the pursuit started, not long after he left the vehicle Deputy Bill Finley arrived and then Investigator John Nichols. The truck was turned over to Investigator Nichols. Deputy Finley, and three Arkansas State Troopers, and myself went to where the pursuit started, Leggett Lane. Upon arrival we found the suspect on the east side of Terry Leggett’s residence in the yard. When the suspect saw us he ran east into the woods. The Suspect had about 100 yards head start on us and it’s a hilly area so we lost visual of him. After searching the area for about 45 minutes Cpl. Matt Williams found the suspect back at the Leggett residence.
The suspect was identified as Mark Morrow from Springfield, AR. Sheriff Montgomery charged Morrow with Theft by Receiving- D Felony; Fleeing with means of a vehicle-D Felony; Fleeing- Misdemeanor; Improper passing-Misdemeanor; Reckless Driving-Misdemeanor; No proof of Insurance-Misdemeanor; Driver’s license suspended-Misdemeanor. Judge Elizabeth Wise set Morrow’s bond at $21,700.00 cash or professional and he is currently being held at the Perry County Jail.