BENTON – A man is behind bars in Franklin County after a brief foot chase in Zeigler.
According to a report from KFVS-TV, an officer from the Zeigler Police Department noticed a suspicious person leaving a vehicle on the 200 block of South Pine St. around 7:15 yesterday morning. The vehicle the person was leaving was registered as stolen, and he matched the description of the suspect attached to the theft. The suspect was also wanted in a neighboring county for aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.
When confronted, a brief chase broke out with the suspect eventually barricading himself before being taken into custody shortly thereafter. In addition to the outstanding warrant, police cited the suspect with possession of a stolen vehicle and obstructing/resisting a peace officer.