FSPD hunting for man wanted on kidnapping, drug charges

Brad Alan Chambers

Fort Smith police are looking for a a man wanted in connection with a Russellville kidnapping after the stolen van he was driving was stopped on Highway 45 and he managed to flee, eluding police.

The suspect also faces drug charges out of Yell County.

At approximately 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Fort Smith K9 officers attempted a traffic stop on a van displaying stolen tags near the intersection of Highway 45 and Siegenthaler Road.

When the vehicle stopped, a white male wearing shorts and a red t-shirt fled the scene.

Police discovered the van was reported stolen out of Siloam Springs, and have identified the fleeing suspect as 34-year-old Brad Alan Chambers.

Chambers is currently wanted on an outstanding warrant for kidnapping out of Russellville, and failure to appear on possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine and cocaine charges out of Danville. He now will face felony fheft by receiving, fleeing, and outstanding warrants in our area.

Police lost sight of Chambers in a wooded area between Highway 45 and Highway 71 near Planters. Chambers reportedly has been staying at hotels in Fort Smith area.

Anyone with information regarding the location of Brad Alan Chambers is strongly encouraged to contact your local law enforcement agency or the Fort Smith Police Department at (479) 709-5100.

You may remain anonymous, and contact Crime Stoppers at 78-CRIME for a cash reward leading to his arrest.

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Dennis McCaslin has been a longtime news and sports reporter for several media outlets in the Fort Smith area. He has also been a well known radio personality and play-by-play announcer for several years prior to joining InsideFortSmith.Com. He is the voice of the ArklahomaSports High School Game of the Week.

E-mail: dennis@greatplainsdigital.com

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