On Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at or near 3:30 pm the Mountain View Police Department received a report of a stolen vehicle. The vehicle was described as a 2003 Dodge Stratus, Gray in color. The complainant named Blake Jefferies as the suspect.
On Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at or near 12:20 pm, Lieutenant Jeremy Beaudin of the Mountain View Police Department observed a vehicle matching the description near Highway 5 South and Town and Country Drive. Upon closer observation, Lieutenant Beaudin identified the driver as Blake Jefferies. Lieutenant Beaudin activated his emergency lighting and attempted to make a stop on the vehicle. The driver disregarded the emergency lighting and continued on Highway 5 southbound at a high rate of speed. Lieutenant Beaudin pursued the vehicle until the officer lost sight of the vehicle near Highway 5 and Bob Davis Mountain, at which time the pursuit was canceled.
Deputies from the Stone County Sheriff’s Department assisted the Mountain View Police Department in searching the area for the stolen vehicle. As Deputy Jim Davis was searching the area, he observed the vehicle north bound on Highway 5. Deputy Davis activated his emergency lighting in an attempt to stop the vehicle, but the vehicle disregarded and fled from Deputy Davis. The suspect continued on Highway 5, north bound at a high rate of speed. As the suspect vehicle traveled back into Mountain View city limits, Stone County Sheriff Deputy Joe Beaudin deployed a set of spikes strips in an attempt to stop the vehicle. The suspect vehicle avoided the spikes and continued to travel north bound on Highway 5. As the suspect vehicle came to the junction of Highway 5 and 14, the vehicle turned west bound.
The suspect vehicle continued to flee from officers on Main Street and turned north onto Sylamore Avenue. The suspect vehicle continued to travel highway 5 north towards Calico Rock. Officers from Arkansas State Police and both Baxter and Izard County Sheriff’s Department were notified. Arkansas State Trooper Rickard Pickers deployed a set of spike strips near the Stone County, Izard County line, which successfully deflated the tires on the suspect vehicle. The vehicle continued to flee north into Izard County until the vehicle became disabled near Calico Rock’s city park.
The driver of the vehicle was taken into custody and Identified as Blake Patrick McClanahan Jefferies. Mr. McClanahan Jefferies is currently incarcerated and pending charges of; Theft of a Motor Vehicle, Breaking and Entering of a Motor Vehicle, Felony Fleeing (two counts), Driving While Intoxicated-Drugs and Reckless Driving.
Chief Bobby Day would like to thank the Stone County Sheriff’s Department, Izard County Sheriff’s Department, Arkansas State Police and Baxter County Sheriff’s Department for their assistance in this matter. Because of their efforts and assistance, the suspect was taken into custody without any injuries or serious damages.