Manhunt In North Springfield, 2 In Custody

There was an hour-long manhunt in north Springfield Friday after a man and woman ran from a stolen car at 2323 N. Douglas.

Greene County deputies and Springfield police officers were trying to locate a man and woman in a stolen Ford Focus with Arkansas plates.  It was believed there could be a gun in the vehicle.

Sheriff Jim Arnott says this whole thing started on Farm Road 112, near I-44 and Kearney, just before noon. 

"We received a 911 call at 3152 W. Farm Road 112 in reference to a stealing in progress.  The homeowner came out of her residence, noticed someone was trying to steal something out there and confronted two suspects in this silver Ford Focus.  A female homeowner's friend came out of the residence, also, to check on her.  When she did, the vehicle ran into the homeowner and then the other female fired a shot in the air as the suspects took off in the vehicle," said Arnott.

The man and woman who left the scene in the stolen Ford bailed out of it at 2323 N. Douglas. 

The sheriff says witnesses reported it rolling down the street and ending up in a ditch.

Witnesses told officers they saw a man and woman grab a rifle from the car and take off running from the scene.  

Springfield police and Greene County deputies, using a K-9, set up a perimeter working to track down the two suspects.

The woman suspect was caught rather quickly after the manhunt began. 

Authorities say the man was caught an hour after the ordeal started around Kearney and Broadway. Sheriff Arnott says the police canine tracked down the male suspect, who was hiding under a shed trying to cover his body with the shed's door. 

The homeowner was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. 

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