Wanted Pea Ridge Man Barricades Himself Before Arrest


A suspect wanted for a half-dozen felony crimes was arrested Tuesday, April 2, by the Highfill Police Department (HPD).

Jerry Dale Randolph, 37, of Pea Ridge, was wanted on charges that included car theft, parole violation, and firearm possession, according to a press release. 

Randolph’s most recent crime, a run-in with police involving a stolen vehicle in Highfill on Friday, March 29.

The Benton County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) assisted the HPD with a warrant to search Randolph’s home around 12:30 pm. on Tuesday, the release states. 

Randolph temporally barricaded himself inside for approximately 30 minutes before surrendering without further incident.

A portion of Aubry Long Road in Gentry was temporarily closed during this incident, according to the release. 

A loaded handgun and drug paraphernalia were also located inside the vehicle Randolph was driving, the release states. 

Randolph was arrested for the following, according to Benton County Jail’s inmate details:

  • Theft of Property Motor Vehicle, Class C Felony
  • 1st-degree Forgery, Class B Felony
  • Leaving the Scene of an Injury Accident, Class D Felony
  • Possession of Firearms by Certain Persons, Felony
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Felony
  • Warrant for a Felony Parole Violation
  • Misdemeanor warrants for arrest out of Pea Ridge and Benton County

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