Prairie Grove Police Vehicle Totaled After High-Speed Chase, Two Arrested

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A Prairie Grove police vehicle was totaled during a high-speed chase early Friday morning. 

The Westville Police Department began a pursuit at 12:40 a.m. of a suspect traveling east on Highway 62. The pursuit entered Prairie Grove at 12:45 a.m. 

Prairie Grove Police joined the pursuit, with the suspect’s vehicle traveling at over 120 mph. The vehicle ended up turning north onto Marna Lynn Drive, which is a dead end. 

At the end of the street, the suspect vehicle turned around and headed back south on Marna Lynn at a high rate of speed toward the Prairie Grove police vehicle.  

The officer veered off the roadway in an attempt to avoid a collision. However, the suspect purposely turned towards the officer and rammed the patrol vehicle, disabling both vehicles.

The suspect then fled on foot and ran towards a house. According to the police report, an Adair County Sheriff vehicle crashed into a fence and the suspect. The suspect then tried to get up and was reaching into his jacket pocket. 

The Prairie Grove officer deployed a taser and the suspect then put his hands out. Adair County deputies handcuffed the suspect. The suspect was identified as Joshua Weston-Hill, 37, of Rogers, Arkansas. 

Other units arrested a female passenger, who was identified as Brianna Partida, who had several warrants. 

Weston-Hill is being held in Washington County Detention Center and facing charges of aggravated assault, fleeing, resisting arrest, reckless driving and driving on a suspended driver’s license. He also had a warrant for a parole violation. 

No injuries were reported. 

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