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Man Dead After Two County High Speed Chase

FRANKLIN COUNTY, AR-- A man police believe was wanted in connection with an Alabama murder investigation died Sunday after a police chase along Interstate 40.
FRANKLIN COUNTY, AR-- A man police believe was wanted in connection with an Alabama murder investigation died Sunday after a police chase along Interstate 40.

Arkansas State police preliminary police reports said it looked like Lindsey Scott Carter, 44, of Paint Rock, Alabama shot himself.

About 12:50 PM, a State Trooper near Clarksville reported spotting a vehicle matching the description of a car Carter may be driving.  He had been identified by Alabama authorities as a fugitive wanted in connection with a homicide.

When the vehicle approached Ozark in Franklin County, the Trooper attempted to pull it over. As they began to pull off the highway, the woman driving got out of the car and ran. According to reports, the Trooper ran towards the driver. Carter, who ASP says had been hiding in the car, took control of the car and drove off, heading west on I-40.

Shortly after 1 PM, State Troopers from Troop H out of Fort Smith caught up with Carter's car along I-40. After a short chase, the man stopped. When Troopers who approached the car, they said they found Carter dead from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gun shot wound.

State Police say the woman who ran from the car was Misty Burgess, 36, of Ava, Alabama.  She has been released and no charges are pending.

An internal review has been launched and the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division will conduct an investigation that will be turned-over to local prosecuting attorneys.

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