JULY 30, 2021
Edward Lee House, Jr., 25, of Little Rock is facing the following criminal charges in connection with an attempted traffic stop that escalated into an exchange of gunfire with an Arkansas State Trooper yesterday (*see July 29th news release copied below).
- Aggravated Assault upon a law enforcement officer, class Y felony
- Simultaneous Possession of Drugs and Firearms, class Y felony
- Possession of a schedule I or schedule II controlled substance, class A felony
- Fleeing, class D felony
- Theft by Receiving, class C felony
- False Imprisonment, class C felony
- Speeding, misdemeanor
- Possession of a controlled substance, misdemeanor
Bond has been set at $2 million. House continues to be held at the Faulkner County Detention Center.
The Arkansas State Police investigation of the incident is continuing.
Consistent with Arkansas State Police policy and procedure, Trooper Tyler Langley remains on paid administrative leave during the course of the investigation.
TROOPER FIRED ON DURING HIGHWAY TRAFFIC STOP; SUSPECT ARRESTED
JULY 29, 2021
An Arkansas State Trooper on patrol along Interstate 40 near Conway was fired on by a gunman during an attempted traffic stop and foot pursuit involving a motorist exceeding the speed limit today. The incident is the second this week involving Arkansas troopers who’ve been fired-on by speeding drivers. Neither of the troopers were injured.
Trooper Tyler Langley initiated a traffic stop in Faulkner County along I-40 (westbound) at 1:43 this afternoon as a speeding violator neared Conway. The driver of the vehicle refused to stop and began to accelerate and flee the area by exiting the interstate, westbound, along Dave Ward Drive.
During a short vehicle pursuit that ended near the Donaghey Avenue and South Mitchell Street area where the driver abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot, there was an exchange of gunfire when the suspect fired a rifle at Trooper Langley who returned fire.
The suspect was quickly apprehended by state troopers and transported to a local hospital to be examined, however he was not wounded.
The suspect is being held at the Faulkner County Detention Center for questioning by Special Agents of the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division. The identity of the suspect will be released once he is formally charged.