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Deputies arrest man in horse pasture after vehicle theft

by Lori Dunn | May 30, 2023 at 3:41 p.m.
Gerald Kennington

TEXARKANA, Ark. -- A man has been arrested for allegedly stealing a car and then fleeing from law enforcement when he was found in a Miller County horse pasture.

At 12:45 p.m. Sunday, Miller County Sheriff's Deputy Victor Negron responded to West Beech Street in Fouke, Arkansas, in reference to a stolen vehicle. The victim reported that between 1 a.m and 12:45 p.m. someone entered his residence, stole his wallet out of his side table in the living room and stole his vehicle, a 2015 grey Nissan Altima.

Shortly after 5 p.m. that afternoon, Negron responded to Miller County Road 9 in reference to a possible stolen vehicle that was stuck in the mud at the back of this residence. While waiting on the wrecker, deputies observed a horse nearby that was running rapidly through the field and acting spooked.

As deputies started walking toward the field, they observed Gerald Kennington standing in the field. Deputies advised the suspect to walk towards them, and he began to flee through the woods.

After a short period of time, the suspect was apprehended at MC 206 and MC 40. The suspect was in possession of narcotics at the time of his arrest. He was booked in at the Miller County jail on charges of breaking or entering, theft by receiving, possession of a controlled substance, and fleeing.

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