Man who crashed stolen vehicle in Johnson arrested in Barling

Northwest Arkansas News

JOHNSON, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — The man who allegedly crashed a stolen vehicle after a brief police pursuit in Johnson on Wednesday has been arrested in Barling.

According to the Johnson Police Department, Trevor Smith, 34, was arrested on a warrant out of Barling after someone called the police on him while he was soliciting door-to-door.

Smith will be charged in Johnson with theft by receiving, fleeing on foot, and reckless driving, police said.

He is being held at the Sebastian County Jail.

The Johnson Police Department is searching for the driver of a stolen vehicle who crashed during a police pursuit through the city on Wednesday.

Trevor Smith, 34, was allegedly driving 83 miles per hour in a stolen vehicle when police attempted to initiate a traffic stop on Wednesday, according to Lieutenant Richard Duncan with the Johnson Police Department.

According to police, the vehicle then turned north on 48th Street, lost control, and hit the embankment on the east side of the road. As police approached the vehicle, Smith allegedly got out and ran eastbound through the parking lot of the Inn at the Mill.

The vehicle had been stolen the same day, police said, but the owner didn’t know until contacted after the incident.

Authorities are still searching for Smith, described as 6 feet tall, about 200 pounds, with red hair and a beard.

According to police, there is no threat to the public.

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