Authorities search for a suspect at Pinnacle Mountain State Park Tuesday. (Photo: Steve Payne, THV 11)
Martinaze Ingram. (Photo: Pulaski County Detention Center)
John Nutt. (Photo: Pulaski County Detention Center)
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - One suspect remains in the hospital and two are in jail Thursday following an incident at Pinnacle Mountain State Park late Tuesday afternoon.
Bill Sadler with Arkansas State Police said a 52-year-old man from North Little Rock checked himself into a hospital Tuesday night. He is suspected of being a part of the vehicle burglary situation that took place late afternoon in a parking lot.
Two rangers said they approached a vehicle they believed was being broken into, then the three men drove off in that vehicle, hitting one of the rangers. Another ranger, fearing they would be run over, said he shot at the vehicle, which then crashed into a tree. Two people were taken into custody and a third, who was injured, ran off. That suspect reportedly stole a state pickup truck and led authorities on a manhunt Tuesday night.
Two of the three suspects ended up being treated for injuries from the incident. Sadler could not release information on those injuries, whether they were sustained from the shooting or vehicle crash.
The third suspect, 46-year-old Martinaze Ingram of Little Rock, was booked into the Pulaski County Detention Center and charged with a variety of offenses, including Breaking and Entering and Theft of Property. One of the suspects, John Nutt, has been released from the hospital and booked into jail. The 46-year-old from Little Rock is charged with multiple counts of Theft of Property, Fleeing, Breaking and Entering, and Attempt to Commit Capital Murder. The suspect who remains in the hospital has not been charged in the crime and will be arrested upon release.
Sadler said the pickup truck believed to have been stolen remains unaccounted for. It is described as a white Ford F-150 truck with red Arkansas license plate 226-PSM
Both park rangers involved in this case are on leave pending the outcome of an investigation.