Man Arrested Following High Speed Chase in Scott County


On Saturday evening, August 10, a Scott County Deputy attempted to make a traffic stop on a vehicle with a broken tail light. The driver, Demetrius Hill, 20, failed to stop and lead the deputy on a high speed pursuit.

Hill managed to elude the deputy, however, the wrecked vehicle was later located in the Cauthron community. That vehicle, which authorities state contained drug paraphernalia, was discovered as stolen from Missouri.

The Scott County Sheriff’s Office requested the assistance of the Waldron Police Department in the search for Hill. Scott County Sheriff Randy Shores stated that they were grateful to the department for the use of their K-9 officer in the search.

Hill was eventually captured in West Fork after allegedly stealing another vehicle on Sunday, August 11. Hill reportedly collided with a parked car inside the City of West Fork after fleeing from an Arkansas Game and Fish Officer. A West Fork officer intercepted Hill, and the pursuit ended after another collision.

After being released from Washington Regional, Hill was booked into the Washington County Jail. He is currently being charged in Washington County for reckless driving, fleeing, theft by receiving, second degree battery and leaving the scene/property damage. Sheriff Shores stated that Hill will be returned to Scott County, where he will face additional charges.

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Tammy Moore Teague

Tammy Moore Teague

Mansfield native, with roots in Scott County. Daughter, sister, wife and Christian. Education: 1995 MHS graduate; 1999 Arkansas Tech University Graduate - BA in Journalism. Career: Managing Editor - The Citizen; Copy Writer - Southwest Times Record; 20+ years experience in the news.

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