UPDATE 9:15 p.m.:
SCOTT, Ark. – A manhunt in eastern Pulaski County for a felony suspect late Wednesday afternoon led to the lockdown of Scott Charter School.
The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) said the suspect was being pursued by officers with the England Police Department and Arkansas State Police when he ran from his vehicle near Walkers Corner Road and Highway 165.
The PCSO identified the suspect as Christopher Phillips, who it says is wanted by the England Police Department for domestic battery and fleeing.
Tracking dogs from the Arkansas Department of Correction were brought in as officers on horseback searched for Phillips as the sun was setting.
The PCSO said the agency was notified of the situation shortly after 3 p.m. and the search crossed over from Lonoke County into Pulaski County minutes later.
Officers searched the school but found nothing, and children were soon after being allowed to leave with their parents as deputies remained on the campus. Most of the students were gone before 4:30, but a few were still there then waiting to be picked up.