Speeds reached 80 miles per hour as Helena-West Helena Police pursued a man, who allegedly attacked a young female, through a residential area of the city according to a report filed by Cpl. Amos Bryant.
The incident reportedly occurred on Dec. 26.
Bryant was responding to a call from Capt. Carl Vann that a male named Sirnandle Davis of Lexa had reportedly attacked the woman at her residence on Marquette Street. Bryant's report stated that the woman told Vann that the man was driving around in a silver Lincoln with a loaded handgun.
According to the report, Davis is the father of the woman's child.
Bryant and Sgt. Matthew Jarrett went to the area to talk with Davis. The report says the officers were advised that there were two small children in the home.
As the officers turned onto Russell Street, Bryant reported that he spotted the Lincoln fitting the description given him by Vann. Bryant was able to get the license number of the vehicle. Dispatch reported back that the tags had expired as of May 2009 and were displayed as being on a 1997 red Chevrolet.
The report goes on to say that Bryant attempted to make a traffic stop but the Lincoln began to pick up speed even after the officer tuned on the police cruiser's lights and siren. The chase ensued through the residential area, running nine stop signs in the process.
The chase eventually ended on Chicago Street.
Davis' license turned out to be suspended. He was taken into custody and brought into custody for further questioning by the Criminal Investigation Division.
The report does not indicate whether or not any charges were filed against Davis.