A $50k bond was set for a man being charged with felony fleeing among other charges


By Ray King

A $50,000 bond was set Monday for a Pine Bluff man accused of leading an Arkansas State Trooper on a high speed chase Saturday afternoon, then jumping out of the car and fleeing on foot.

When he was located, Adell Dickson, 28, had a plastic bag containing suspected marijuana in his pocket, Deputy Prosecutor Lisa McGriff said during a court hearing Monday.

Trooper Joe Andeson reported that he was on U.S. Highway 63 near the Arkansas River Bridge when he saw a dark colored vehicle that appeared to be exceeding the posted speed limit.

Anderson reported trying a second tactical maneuver which was successful and the vehicle driven by Dickson was pushed off the roadway. Dickson fled on foot, leaving a female and a juvenile in the car. The female was handcuffed and placed in the back seat of Anderson’s police unit and the juvenile in the front seat.

A perimeter was set up when additional officers arrived and at 3:55 p.m. Dickson was located and taken into custody.

Following a court hearing Monday, Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set a $50,000 bond after ruling prosecutors have probable cause to charge Dickson with felony fleeing, possession of a controlled substance and endangering the welfare of a minor. He was told to come back to court April 26.