Burglary suspect leads police on high-speed crash | Crime
The third time was definitely not a charm for a man accused of stealing a car and crashing it during a high-speed chase. Police say he had stolen cars from the same business twice in the past.
Joe Little III, 24, is charged with two counts of commercial burglary, two counts of theft, two counts of aggravated assault, vehicular fleeing, fleeing on foot, resisting arrest and several traffic-related charges.
Blytheville police say he broke into Carlock, 305 North Service Road, just after 5 a.m. Wednesday and stole a black Chevy Camaro with white racing stripes.
A little over an hour later he was videotaped stealing dozens of laptops and electronics from Computer Terminal, located 413 North Broadway, according to an email from Captain Scott Adams, criminal investigation division commander of the Blytheville Police Department.
When officers spotted the car near the Dixie Heights Shopping Center around noon, Adams said Little sped off at a high rate of speed with officers in pursuit.
Adams said Little failed to yield to a stop sign at the intersection of East Ash and Millan and slammed into another car, injuring two people.
The Camaro then traveled a short distance before hitting a nearby home.
Little climbed out of the car through a passenger window, jumped over the fence of the damaged home and tried to make a run for it, according to the police report.
Officers chased Little on foot and arrested him.
When police searched the crashed car, Adams said they found the stolen electronics.
Adams said Little was familiar to investigators “due to the fact that he had broken into Carlock on two occasions in the past and each time stole a vehicle.”
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