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35-year-old Howard Eugene Brown of Green Acre Drive, Smithville, was found at home with this wife Wednesday evening and taken into custody, according to the De Kalb County Sheriff's Department. He had apparently returned home on foot after crashing and bailing out of the pickup truck he was driving.
During questioning, Brown admitted that he was the man police were chasing in a three-county pursuit on Wednesday. Van Buren County officials who have interviewed Brown, plan to charge him with driving under the influence, reckless endangerment, and evading arrest . Other charges may also be brought against him. According to De Kalb County Sheriff Patrick Ray, Brown is on probation for criminal impersonation, theft, aggravated criminal trespassing.
The pursuit began in Van Buren County. White County authorities joined Van Buren County and notified DeKalb County. As the chase continued, police put out a spike strip which blew the tires of the vehicle out. The truck then sped out of control and struck a guardrail on Bright Hill Road in Van Buren County. Brown bailed out the drivers side door of the truck, jumped over the guardrail and disappeared into the woods on foot.
After his arrest, Brown told investigators that he had just finished shooting up drugs right before the officer stopped to check on him, according to police.
Smithville Elementary School, which is in the area of the search, was placed on lock down status until dismissal time as a precaution. Initially, At first, Van Buren County authorities thought the suspect was another man.
Thursday, February 14 2013, 08:02 AM CST
Memphis libraries seeking funding
May 25, 2013 13:07 GMT
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- The public library system in Memphis is hoping to secure $2.9 million to add employees and increase its collection.
The Memphis Daily News (http://bit.ly/19BANxH) reports the Memphis Public Library & Information Center cites the figures as part of its strategic plan.
A study by the Friends of the Library and the Memphis Library Foundation found that during the past five years, the system's budget has been cut 21 percent and hours were reduced 20 percent.
The goal of the new funding would be to add 47 employees to the 18-location library system and increase the collections budget to $2 million from less than $1 million.
Library director Keenon McCloy says the plan is a "roadmap for the future."
Information from: The Memphis Daily News, http://www.memphisdailynews.com
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