The men and women of the LVPPA extend their condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Drew County (Arkansas) Deputy Sheriff Timothy Braden, who was killed in a vehicle pursuit yesterday. Bond has been set at $200,000 for the suspect who led the chase.
Braden is one of 32 vehicle-related line of duty deaths this year. Please be careful out there, everyone!
Bond set for suspect arrested in 2-car accident that killed Arkansas deputy
Bond has been set for a suspected accused of leading a Drew County deputy on a police chase, which ended in a crash that claimed the deputy’s life early Thursday morning.
Samuel Vincent was given a $200,000 bond for first-degree murder, possession with intent to deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia and felony fleeing.
Arkansas State Police say Drew County Deputy Sheriff Timothy Braden, 29, was killed in the line of duty during the pursuit that ended in a crash on Barkada Road, northwest of Monticello.
According to officials, Braden initiated a traffic stop involving a vehicle driven by Vincent, 24, of Monticello. Vincent refused to stop his vehicle and fled the scene.
Both vehicles were involved in the crash, which killed Braden and injured Vincent.
Drew County Sheriff Mark Gober says marijuana was discovered near the crash site, and authorities believe that may be why Vincent fled. Investigators also found a scale and $4,000 in his car.
Vincent told KATV that he, “never intended for this to happen. This is the worst nightmare for me.”