Michael Roy Brewer (Photo: Garland County Jail)
Hot Springs National Park (HSNP) - While working a DUI enforcement detail Thursday, Aug. 29, U.S. Park Rangers stopped, pursued and Tased a Hot Springs wanted felon who was originally stopped for driving in a careless manner.
Michael Roy Brewer, 41, of Hot Springs, was driving a black Chevrolet Tahoe southbound on Gorge Road when Ranger Josh Ford turned around to follow the vehicle, which then accelerated and fled to the area of Grand Avenue. When stopped stop near McClendon Street and Highway 70E, Brewer then provided a false name and date of birth to the rangers.
Ford, who by then was joined by Ranger Clint Forte checked through their mobile data terminals and pull up a picture of the name provided but it did not match Brewer's description. Confronted with the false information, Brewer fled on foot southbound through a nearby parking lot and then into an open field. The rangers pursued him and eventually Tased him before safely taking him into custody.
Two passengers in the vehicle, Lori Nobles, 47, and Wendi Johannsen, 22, also of Hot Springs, eventually also confirmed that Brewer had given the rangers a false name.
A routine criminal history inquiry on Brewer revealed that he had outstanding felony warrants out of Garland County. He was booked into the county jail on the outstanding warrants as well as federal charges for interfering with a federal officer, fleeing, suspended driver's license and no insurance. Nobles and Johannsen were charged with interfering with a federal officer.
(Source: Hot Springs National Park )