Hot Springs manhunt comes to an end, Derrick Estell in custody

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    Derrick Estell (Photo: Hot Springs Police Department)

    HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) - The manhunt in Hot Springs has come to an end.

    According to Coporal McCrary Means, Derrick Estell was captured by police Thursday around 7:30 p.m. He said Estell has apparently broken into an apartment located near Columbia Hills Street and Central Avenue while the occupants were not home and stayed there all afternoon.

    Cpl. Means told THV 11 that officers did have to negotiate with Estell , and the SWAT team threw tear gas into the apartment before Estell finally came out.

    Estell was taken to Mercy Hospital to be checked out before being taken to the Garland County Jail. He will likely go before a judge Friday morning.

    According to Officer Courtney Kiser, both the city and the county had warrants out for Estell, who was accused of stealing a vehicle early Thursday and wrecking it at the intersection of Columbia Hills Street and Central Avenue.

    Kiser said Estell was thought to be on foot, and he was considered armed and dangerous.

    In order to capture Estell, Kiser said that a perimeter was been set up from Columbia Hills Street and Central Avenue to Temperance Hill Road and Central Avenue.

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