High Speed Chase Ends in Crash and Grenade Found in Texarkana
Texarkana Arkansas Police say a grenade and a fully automatic rifle were two items recovered from a pickup truck after a high speed chase in the city Thursday afternoon.
Police say at approximately 4:30PM yesterday detectives with the Bi-State Narcotic Task Force were searching for Earnest “Skip” Lomax due to an active Parole Revocation Warrant. Officers with the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department Special Operation Unit attempted to make a traffic stop on Lomax in the 3800 block of E. 19th. Lomax refused to stop and a pursuit began.
The pursuit traveled on E. 19th, Interstate 49, and Arkansas Boulevard at speeds in excess of 80 miles per hour. In the 4000 block of Arkansas Boulevard Lomax lost control of the pickup truck he was driving and the vehicle rolled upside down after leaving the roadway.
After receiving medical treatment, authorities say Earnest “Skip” Lomax was booked into the Texarkana Arkansas Jail on the charges of Felony Fleeing, Possession of Weapon by Certain Persons, Possession of a Defaced Firearm, and a Parole Revocation Warrant. A female passenger in the vehicle was treated and released from the hospital.
Police say evidence recovered from the pickup include a hand grenade, a fully automatic rifle, a pistol with the serial number removed, and numerous pills.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) responded and are continuing the investigation into the automatic weapon and hand grenade.
The Bi-State Narcotic Task Force is comprised of Detectives from the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department and Miller County Sheriff Office.