Suspect leaves behind cell phone for police

July 9, 2008 4:37:26 AM PDT
Forrest City police weren't able to catch their man after a high-speed chase through town, but the cell phone he left behind gave away his identity.

The chase started just before 11 p.m. Monday after officers received a call about people "fighting in the street with guns," police said. When police arrived, they managed to block one car from getting away. The man in that car spoke briefly with officers before speeding away - and the chase was on.

The man crashed his Toyota Camry into a house and ran away, police said. But as officers searched the car, the man's cell phone rang and the caller asked for the suspect by name.

Officers said a search of the car uncovered a set of scales and two plastic bags, one containing marijuana and the other containing crack cocaine.

Police declined to name the man Tuesday but said they were still searching for him.