CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) – A man who is accused of stealing a patrol car is now in custody.
On Tuesday around 2 a.m., a deputy reportedly tried to make a traffic stop in the area of Hwy 286 and Caney Creek Road, and it resulted in a pursuit.
The suspect vehicle is said to have lost control, and wrecked the car near Caney Creek and Amity Road.
When the deputy tried to make contact with the suspect, a struggle ensued. The suspect, later identified as Tyler J. Beene, 44, managed to get the weapon away from the deputy. Beene fled from the scene in the deputy's patrol car with the lights and siren activated on Caney Creek Rd towards Foothills Dr.
Approximately 50 minutes later, the patrol car was reportedly found abandoned on Betty Ln.
Deputies said Beene was arrested Tuesday around 4 p.m.