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Mansfield Police Department Makes Felony Fleeing Arrest


On Saturday, April 27, Mansfield Police Officer Eric Townley was patrolling Highway 71 when he attempted a traffic stop on a speeding vehicle. That pursuit led to the driver abandoning his car and a subsequent foot chase.

According to Townley’s report, he observed a vehicle speeding at approximately 70 mph, and attempted to make a traffic stop. It was then the subject reportedly accelerated, reaching speeds of over 114 mph. The driver turned into the Sonic Drive-In, exited his vehicle and fled on foot.

Officer Townley would later identify the suspect as Issac Woolsey, 18, of Waldron. Woolsey fled to the area between Sonic and West Fraser and eluded Officer Townley, and assisting agencies, Sebastian County and State Police.

While waiting for a wrecker to retrieve the vehicle, Officer Townley observed a white Kia Forte drive up on scene. Townley recognized Woolsey and ordered him out of the car and placed him under arrest.

Officer Townley performed a search of the vehicle which yielded open beer cans. Woolsey was transported to the Scott County Adult Detention Center where he was booked in for felony fleeing, fleeing on foot, reckless driving, purchase or possession of alcohol by a minor, and speeding.

Townley also noted in his report that possible charges are pending with the Waldron Police Department for the unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

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