Cpl. Brett Thompson initiated a traffic stop on the driver of a green Saturn traveling northbound on South Barrington Road near Steele Road in Tontitown, for a traffic violation around 12:43 p.m. on Nov. 11, according to a news release.
The driver refused to stop, turned eastbound onto Steele Road and slowed down, but continued driving.
Thompson exited his vehicle when the driver immediately opened his car door and began shooting at the deputy. Thompson returned fire and numerous rounds were exchanged before the suspect jumped back into his vehicle and took off. The suspect traveled eastbound on Steele Road and traveled a short distance, stopped and let a female passenger out of the vehicle, then took off again.
No officers or deputies were injured in the incident.
The suspect is currently being held at the Washington County Detention Center on four counts Attempted Capital Murder, Act of Terrorism, Fleeing, PCS Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Arkansas State Police will be investigating the shooting.