A De Queen man, Nefi Gomez, 22, was arrested by Sevier County Sheriff deputies after fleeing a traffic stop, forcing deputies to give chase.
The incident began at 2:47 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 24, when Deputy Isaac Alvarado, Jr. initiated a traffic stop on West Robinson Road on a four-door black vehicle that had committed a traffic violation. Alvarado made contact with the driver, Mayra Cristobal of De Queen. The passenger, Gomez, gave a name of Carlos Hernandez but Alvarado knew Gomez from past involvement with him at the jail and other incidents. He also knew Gomez had outstanding warrants.
Alvarado asked Gomez to exit the vehicle and at this time Gomez stated that he was not going to jail and started to flee on foot. Alvarado and Deputy Christopher Wolcott, Jr. took Gomez to the ground where Gomez began fighting the deputies and not giving them his hands.
Gomez was taken into custody and transported to the Sevier County Jail where he was charged with obstructing government operations, resisting arrest and served two outstanding warrants, one with Sevier County and the other with the city of De Queen.