Tontitown police search for suspect after high-speed chase


Suspect identified as Carlos Casillas

TONTITOWN, Ark. (KNWA) — Tontitown police are searching for a suspect who led authorities on a high-speed chase through Northwest Arkansas early Saturday morning.

According to police, the chase started at around 4 a.m. on Saturday in Tontitown when a car swerved toward another vehicle in a possible road-rage incident.

Police attempted to stop the car, but the driver, later identified as Carlos Casillas, fled, reaching speeds of more than 100 miles per hour as they led authorities through Springdale.

Casillas led police onto Highway 71 in Fayetteville, where he wrecked his car attempting to make a sharp turn onto the Gregg Avenue exit.

Casillas allegedly escaped the wrecked vehicle and fled the scene on foot, evading police.

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