Hempstead County Sheriff James Singleton has confirmed the arrest of a suspect who was the target of a manhunt Monday in Washington, Arkansas.
Search dogs found William Christopher Heflin of Texarkana, Texas underneath a house at approximately 7:15 p.m., according to Singleton.
Earlier in the day, the Hempstead County Sheriff's office says the male suspect reportedly carried an injured woman into a convenience store, off of Arkansas 195 and U.S. Highway 278.
Hempstead County Deputies, Arkansas State Police, Hope Police, and other area law enforcement officers are currently involved in a manhunt in the Old Washington area. The manhunt was sparked after deputies received a report of a white female being run over near County Road 2.
Witnesses say a gray 2008 Chevy Trailblazer with a white male driver and female passenger pulled into the Washington Store. The male driver carried the female into the store and left her on a table and exited the store. The female appeared to be suffering from various injuries. When asked by a bystander what happened, the man replied he accidentally ran over his girlfriend when she got out using the bathroom on the gravel road.
The suspect fled the scene in a northeast direction.
Police believe the suspect in question is William Christopher Heflin of Texarkana, Texas. Heflin is 5'7" Tall, 148 pounds, has brown hair, blue eyes and a penchant for body art, ergo, a number of tattoos.
If anyone sees Heflin, call 911, or local law enforcement.
The victim, a white female, approximately 23-years-old, was flown by Air Life to a Texarkana hospital with numerous injuries.