NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – A North Little Rock police officer was hit by a vehicle, starting a police chase that ended in a crash on Geyer Springs in Little Rock Thursday afternoon.
According to the North Little Rock Police Department, a traffic stop was conducted at 35th Street and Pike Avenue.
During the traffic stop, officers say Montrell Jones attempted to escape, in the process striking a patrol car and then dragging an officer with his vehicle. The officer then was thrown over the hood of another patrol vehicle with Jones then fled the scene.
Investigators say North Little Rock police and Arkansas State Police chased Jones into Little Rock where they ended the chase using a Pursuit Intervention Technique (PIT Maneuver) in the 7500 block of Geyer Springs where Jones then crashed his vehicle.
Police say Jones was taken into custody and then taken to a nearby hospital where he was treated for minor injuries.
Jones is facing several charges, including three counts of Aggravated Assault, Felony Fleeing, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Tampering with Evidence, Drug Paraphernalia, and Criminal Mischief.
He is now being held without bond at the Pulaski County Regional Detention Facility awaiting his first court appearance.
The North Little Rock officer who was struck by the vehicle suffered minor injuries and was treated on scene.
The investigation is ongoing.