A high speed chase that began when a White Hall Police Officer tried to stop a vehicle with fictitious plates Wednesday morning ended when the driver bailed out of the vehicle, ran into a wooded area, and was taken into custody after a search.


White Hall Police Investigator Clayton Cantrell identified the driver as Clifton Morris, 25, of Pine Bluff.


Cantrell reported Morris fled on Sheridan Road when an attempt was made to stop the Buick Regal he was driving and Morris “fled recklessly through several red lights, passing vehicles in the turn lane and at speeds exceeding 80 miles-per-hour.”


Morris attempted to turn onto Kortenber from Sheridan Road and lost control of the vehicle which crossed a parking lot and narrowly missed the play fence area of Previous Memories Child Care at 6022 Sheridan Road. The vehicle stopped on Kortenber and Morris fled on foot through a wooded area. He was found and arrested behind a house at 6110 Dollarway Road.


On Friday, Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $25,000 bond for Morris after ruling prosecutors have probable cause to charge him with felony fleeing.