UPDATE: Suspect Sought Following Multi-County Pursuit, in Custody

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UPDATE:  Clayton Scroggins has been charged with motor vehicle theft by the West Fork Police Department.

Police said Scroggins, and Kane White, stole an SUV from the Harps Food Store parking lot in West Fork on January 23rd.

In addition, officers learned that the men were involved in, “a string of thefts occurring in different cities.”

Scroggins and White were found in possession of property taken from the stolen Toyota Highlander that was recovered on January 23, 2019, according to police.

West Fork police worked with Rogers, Bella Vista, and Fort Smith police departments to solve the case.

ORIGINAL STORY:

A man who led police on a car chase, using a stolen vehicle, from McDonald County, Missouri, to Bella Vista, Arkansas, last week is now in custody, according to a probable cause affidavit.

On Monday, January 28, Siloam police officers were searching for a suspect of a stolen vehicle, according to the statement.

The officers gave some city workers in the area of the 1000 block at W. Kenwood Street a description of the suspect and to notify them if they saw the person.

Later on, a city worker contacted the officers and said he had seen a person matching the description at a hotel. 

Siloam Springs police found the suspect, Clayton R. Scroggins, 33, of Fayetteville, at the Quality Inn on Highway 412.  

At first, Scroggins gave a false name to police, Denny Marsh, but once Scroggins admitted to his real name police ran a check on him.  It was determined that Scroggins had an active Arkansas Probation and Parole Department Absconder Warrant.  

While being arrested police found him in possession of marijuana, and once at the police station a Tylenol pouch Scroggins had was found to contain methamphetamine, according to the affidavit.

Scroggins was charged with two counts of possession of controlled substance, obstructing governmental operation and a parole violation warrant.

As for his criminal background:  failure to appear (two times), possession of controlled substance, failure to pay (four times), theft of property (three times), residential burglary, 3rd degree domestic battering and interference with emergency communication.

ORIGINAL STORY:

A pursuit began in McDonald County, but ended in Benton County, Wednesday evening, January 23. 

Police began chasing a stolen vehicle out of Missouri, ultimately cornering it in the area of Leighton Lane and Highway 340 in Bella Vista.

This is when two people got out of the vehicle and ran away on foot.  

Police caught a female suspect who they said is cooperating, but are still searching for Clayton Scroggins of Fayetteville.

If you have any information about Scroggins’ whereabouts, contact Bella Vista police.

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