Arkansas man arrested for climbing tree throughout police chase


The man was arrested on Wednesday after police said he climbed a tree after being fired upon by police. The man faces charges of possession of drugs and weapons.

CONWAY, Ark. – A Greenbrier man has been arrested after Conway police officers responded to calls made to W. Sardis and N. Sardis by a reckless driver.

Authorities reportedly stopped the driver of the vehicle for making an “improper left turn,” the driver allegedly got out of the vehicle and ran from the scene.

Police said the driver already had a warrant out for Conway’s arrest and after searching his car, they allegedly found two stolen guns along with a bong containing a “white crystalline substance” on the passenger-side floor.

Authorities were able to locate the man about 30 minutes later in a nearby forest.

When the man was spotted by police, he reportedly pulled out a gun and pointed it at authorities, after which MPs responded with their guns.

After shots were fired, the man dropped his gun and climbed a tree.

Police said the man eventually got down from the tree and was taken into custody without incident.

The man faces charges of possession of drugs and weapons, theft and escaping the scene on foot.

According to police, no one was injured in the incident.