State Police sergeant injured in foot pursuit

STate Police

An Arkansas State Police sergeant sustained impaling injuries on Saturday night while in pursuit of a felony suspect.

Sergeant Nick Brown was injured during a foot chase while scaling a wrought iron fence at the National Cemetery in Little Rock. The 15-year state police veteran was hospitalized overnight and should be released later today, police say.

Shortly after 9:00 p.m. Saturday evening, Sgt. Brown was on patrol in Little Rock along Interstate 30 and attempted to stop a suspected stolen vehicle, according to police. The driver of the car attempted to flee along Roosevelt Road and Springer Street with Sgt. Brown in pursuit.

The driver of the vehicle allegedly abandoned the vehicle and fled into the National Cemetery.

During the scaling of a wrought iron fence, Sgt. Brown was impaled. His radio call for help was heard by other state troopers and Little Rock Police Department officers, who converged on the cemetery and rendered medical aid to Sgt. Brown.

Police arrested 41-year-old Shaun Eddings of Malvern, who is being charged with felony fleeing, reckless driving, possession of an instrument of a crime, criminal mischief (1st degree), careless and prohibited driving, assault (2nd degree), and use of another person’s property to facilitate a crime.