TEXARKANA POLICE DEPARTMENT

TEXARKANA, ARKANSAS

new badge Officer Kristi Mitchell
Public Information Officer

903-798-3187 (office)
903-824-4199 (cell)
903-798-3023 (fax)

PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 
 

10-12-2017

 
     

Re: Suspect with Narcotics Arrested After Fleeing from Police and Leaving Small Child Behind

 

Early Thursday Morning, October 12th, 2017, at approximately 1:00am Texarkana Arkansas Police Officers located a vehicle leaving the Knights Inn Motel, 5100 block of North State Line Avenue, with fictitious and expired vehicle tags. Officers made contact with the driver, Kenneth Brooks, 24yoa, and observed a small child (16 months of age) standing up in the back seat of the vehicle. During the contact Brooks exited the vehicle holding his child, then sat his child down on the pavement and fled from officers. Officer Tanner Freeman and Nathan Lavender chased Brooks on foot apprehending him in a nearby apartment complex. Officer Cobin Brown remained at the scene with the abandoned child.

Brooks was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance (Amphetamine and Clonazepam) 2 counts, Fleeing, and endangering the welfare of a minor. The child was placed into DHS custody after exhausting all efforts to locate a relative.

Thank you and you can visit the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department online at http://www.txkusa.org/arkpolice.

Contact Information
Officer Kristi Bennett
Public Information Officer

903-798-3187 (office) 903-824-4199 (cell)
903-798-3023 (fax)
kbennett@txkusa.org

 

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