Fence stops suspect's car, but doesn't stop him | Crime
A Jonesboro man faces multiple charges after police say he led them on a chase down several city streets, through a backyard and into a dog kennel.
According to his report, Officer Nicholas Holley tried to stop 36-year-old Vonnell T. Ralston at the Exxon station at Main and Johnson after learning Ralston’s Ford Crown Victoria did not have a valid registration.
Instead of stopping, Officer Holley said Ralston sped away.
Holley chased Ralston down North Main to the 500-block of Miller Street. Ralston then reportedly drove through a backyard where his car finally came to a stop after it slammed into a chain link fence.
But Ralston didn’t stop, according to Officer Holley.
Ralston got out of the car, jumped onto the hood and ran into the back yard of a home in the 400-block of North Bridge Street where he jumped over a fence into a dog kennel. He then “hopped out of the kennel” and “eventually laid on the ground,” according to Officer Holley.
Ralston was arrested and charged with the following:
- Driving while license cancelled, suspended or revoked
- 4 counts of running a stop sign
- Reckless driving
- Fictitious tags
- No proof of liability insurance
- COC/Non-payment of fines
- Resisting arrest
- Failure to yield to emergency vehicles
- Leaving the scene of an accident with property damage only
Ralston is being held at the Craighead County Detention Center on $1,750 surety bond and a $505 cash-only bond.
Photo provided by Craighead County Sheriff's Office.