Suspects arrested after car pursuit off of Great River Rd.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

RACHEL TOWNSEND

rtownsend@stategazette.com

On Sept. 6, at approximately 9:34 a.m., deputies of the Dyer County Sheriff’s Department responded to a call reporting a suspicious vehicle sitting in a bean field off of Great River Road.

Pictured above are aerial photographs of damaged soybean fields located near Great River Road. According to the Dyer County Sheriff’s Department, a vehicle reportedly occupied by Zachary and Heather Jones ‘tore through crops’ when attempting to flee the scene.

Upon approaching the vehicle, the driver allegedly accelerated away from the deputies and failed to yield at officers’ attempts to stop it.

According to the Dyer County Sheriff’s Department, the vehicle reportedly ‘tore through crops’ with officers in pursuit. Sometime into the pursuit, the car reportedly began to overheat with white smoke coming from underneath the hood.

As the car pursuit ceased, officers reported two suspects, 34-year-old Zachary Dewayne Jones and 28-year-old Heather Maria Jones, to have allegedly fled from the vehicle.

Zachary Jones

According to the Dyer County Sheriff’s Department, Jones [Zachary] refused to comply with verbal commands and proceeded to approach one of the deputies in a threatening manner. After a failed attempt to physically take Jones into custody, the deputy reportedly struck Jones with a taser on the right side of his torso. The official report stated that a second burst from the taser was also used as deputies successfully placed Jones in handcuffs.

Zachary and Heather Jones were both transported to the Dyer County Jail.

Jones [Zachary] was charged with felony evading arrest, resisting arrest, and vandalism over $2,000.

Heather Jones

At the time of arrest, Jones was being sought after by authorities on additional pending charges including theft of property, failure to appear, and violation of probation.

No bond was issued.

Jones was scheduled to appear in Circuit Court on Tuesday.

Heather Jones was charged with evading arrest, resisting arrest, and attachment.

At the time of arrest, Jones was being sought after by authorities on additional pending charges including 2-counts of failure to appear.

She was given a $500 cash purge. Her court date has yet to be scheduled.

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