Jacksonville 20-Year-Old Arrested for Fleeing Police in Attempted Traffic Stop

JACKSONVILLE, Ark. - One man is arrested after fleeing police in an attempted traffic stop, claiming "demons" made him run from the police.
 
Early Wednesday morning, March 29, around 3:15 a.m., a deputy with the Pulaski Co. Sheriff's Office (PCSO) pulled over a white Cadillac for not using a blinker while turning onto Brewer St. from N. First St.
 
The deputy said he turned on his police lights, but the car kept driving and increased its speed. The deputy said he then called in reinforcements.
 
After following the Cadillac through multiple streets, the deputy said a female passenger in the Cadillac bailed out of the car and started running on foot near Pike Ave. and Central, but the driver of the Cadillac kept going.
 
The deputy said the Cadillac nearly rammed a Jacksonville police car parked on the side of a road but barely avoided it at the last minute. 
 
Eventually, the driver got out of the car on Laurel St., put his hands in the air and laid down on the ground. He was arrested. 
 
Police have identified the driver as Alijah Mills, 20, of Jacksonville, who reportedly told police that he has some warrants out for his arrest and a lot of mental issues. He reportedly told police that "the demons made him run." Mills' mother told police that he suffers from depression and bipolar disorder. 
 
Police identified the passenger in the Cadillac as Robyn Jones. Police did not state whether Jones faces any repercussions. 
 
Mills faces charges on seven offenses:
  • Fleeing
  • Aggravated Assault Upon Certified Law Enforcement
  • Reckless Driving
  • Signal Required for Turning, Stopping
  • Driving While License Canceled, Suspended or Revoked
  • Other Agency Warrant
  • Seatbelt Not Used
 

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