A 46-year-old parolee from North Little Rock was arrested Sunday after he lead authorities on a vehicle chase that ended when he crashed through a fence and into a home's backyard, authorities said.
Charles Allen Dill, 46, ran from the stolen truck and was arrested a short time later after he was bitten by a police K-9, the Pulaski County sheriff's office said in a report.
The sheriff's office reports a deputy first tried about 4:10 p.m. to stop the white Chevrolet truck Dill was driving near 10609 MacArthur Drive because it had a fictitious license plate. Dill didn't stop, speeding up to 80 mph as he fled along MacArthur Drive, passing vehicles on the double yellow and entering North Little Rock city limits, the report said.
The chase continued with the truck driving through multiple stop signs and, at one point on Parkway Drive, Dill "jerk[ing] the wheel toward" a North Little Rock police car that was about to turn around to join the pursuit, forcing it onto the shoulder, the report said.
The pursuit continued through parts of North Little Rock before the truck turned onto Buttercup Circle, where it went past the left side of a house, hit a gate, went through the backyard and ran over the back fence, the report said.
Dill fled from the vehicle but was apprehended a short time later when the pursuing deputy released a dog, authorities said. A search of Dill's person turned up a small amount of marijuana and rolling papers, authorities added.
He was taken to Baptist Health Medical Center in North Little Rock for treatment of his dog bite wounds before being booked into the Pulaski County jail. He remained there with bail not yet set. Online records show Dill is on supervised parole in Little Rock through 2017.
The truck had been stolen out of North Little Rock and was returned to its owner at the scene, the report noted.