Woman jumps out of moving police unit

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Ashley Sutton

A woman sustained serious injuries after jumping out of a moving police car, early Wednesday morning, just ¾ of a mile from the Mississippi County Jail, according to Blytheville Police Chief Ross Thompson.

Thompson said around 12:12 a.m. Wednesday, Blytheville police were transporting 25-year-old Ashley Sutton of Gosnell, who was arrested on charges of aggravated residential burglary.

“While in transit and approximately ¾ of a mile from the Mississippi County Jail, Sutton escaped the transporting police unit while it was in motion at highway speeds,” Thompson said. “Sutton sustained serious injuries during her escape. The Arkansas State Police are investigating the incident while the Blytheville Police Department conducts an internal investigation.”