Man flees police, leaves behind wallet | Crime
A Jonesboro man who escaped police left behind an important piece of evidence in his car: his wallet.
Just before 3 p.m. Sunday, Officer Nicholas Holley said he stopped a blue Nissan Pathfinder after witnessing traveling at a high rate of speed on Belt Street.
While questioning the driver, identified as 22-year-old James Moore, Officer Holley reported smelling marijuana coming from the inside of the vehicle. As he opened the door for Moore to get out, he said Moore sped off, driving west on Word then turning onto Church St.
Holley, with his lights and sirens activated, chased the SUV to Church where he reportedly saw “several small children playing near the road.” He said the children were pointing in the direction Moore had traveled.
Because of the amount of children near the road, Holley ended the chase.
Shortly after the chase ended, a woman called dispatch to report a blue SUV in her back yard.
Officer Holley went to the scene and confirmed it was the same vehicle that had fled earlier. The SUV was empty.
Holley reportedly called in a K9 officer to help conduct a track of the suspect, but they were unable to locate Moore.
While searching Moore’s vehicle, Holley said he found a billfold belonging to Moore that contained his debit cards, Social Security card, Jonesboro fine payment receipt and other papers.
The vehicle was towed away by Rogers Towing and the billfold was logged into evidence. Moore’s probation officer was advised of the incident.