Man who fled police several times arrested on narcotics charges

TEXARKANA, Ark. (KTHV) - Texarkana Arkansas Police Department have arrested a man who had outstanding felony warrants for delivery of controlled substances.

39-year-old Chris Whistle was arrested on Wednesday, August 31 at an EZ Mart in Texarkana. The arrest was made in regards to federal charges on a case involving the Bi-State Narcotics Task Force (BSNTF) and the FBI Safe Streets task force.

Both BSNTF and the FBI assisted various local law enforcement throughout May 2016 serving warrants in the Texarkana and Miller County area. Most of the warrants served were for delivery of controlled substances. The police believed most of the substances sold were methamphetamine. During these warrants and arrests the authorities were unable to find Chris Whistle. Police believed at this time Whistle went into hiding.

Once local officers determined a location for Whistle they pursued him on several occasions in different car chases. Each time police ended the chase due to unsafe conditions or Whistle crashing and escaping on foot. Recently, BSNTF and the FBI had Whistle under surveillance and apprehended Whistle without incident.

The police have not released the exact charges on Whistle but they said they expect him to appear before a U.S. Magistrate soon.


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