On Wednesday, May 6, 2020, at approximately 8:00 a.m., the Polk County Sheriff's Office and 18th Judicial West Drug Task Force arrested Brian Keith Whisenhunt, age 39 of Umpire, at a residence in Hatfield, Arkansas.


Whisenhunt (shown below) was the driver of a vehicle that fled for Polk County Deputies on the evening of Monday, May 4, 2020. Whisenhunt led Polk County Deputies on a 30 mile pursuit into the Caney Creek Wilderness before his vehicle became disabled and the occupants of the vehicle fled into the woods.

A passenger in the vehicle, Neisha Fay Wikel (shown above), age 27 of Cove, was arrested after fleeing into the woods after the vehicle was disabled. Two other passengers in the vehicle have been identified and are currently being sought.


Whisenhunt is facing numerous charged including Aggravated Assault and Felony Fleeing. He is currently incarcerated in the Polk County Detention Center.


5-6-20 1:24 p.m. KAWX.ORG 

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