Man who led cops on 20 mile high speed chase enters plea

A Flippin man who led police on a 20 mile high speed chase during which he attempted to ram police vehicles and drove through backroads and fields appeared in Baxter County Circuit Court Monday.

Forty-seven-year-old Mitchell Edward Rolley entered a guilty plea to charges against him, including aggravated assault and fleeing, and was put on probation for 36 months.

The chase began in Gassville January 9 last year when an officer checked the license plate on the vehicle Rolley was driving. It came back as expired, but had a sticker showing it was current.

The officer attempted to stop the vehicle but Rolley hit the gas instead of the brake.

As the chase continued into Marion County, a Flippin police officer joined the pursuit. According to the probable cause affidavit, Rolley smashed through a gate, drove through a field and tried several times to ram police vehicles.

The chase ended when Rolley wrecked his vehicle.

Electronic court records show Rolley also has an open drug case in Marion County. His next appearance in that case is set for June 28.

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