ARKANSAS COURT OF APPEALS
NOT DESIGNATED FOR PUBLICATION
SARAH J. HEFFLEY, JUDGE
STATE OF ARKANSAS
CA CR 07-566
March 5, 2008
APPEAL FROM THE JEFFERSON
COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT
HONORABLE BERLIN C.
Appellant, Etoy Calhoun, was convicted of felony fleeing and sentenced as a habitual
offender to five years’ imprisonment. On appeal, he challenges the sufficiency of the evidence
supporting his conviction, arguing that the evidence did not show he operated his vehicle in
such a manner that, under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of
human life, he created a danger of death or serious injury to another person. We affirm the
judgment of conviction.
Shortly after midnight on February 4, 2006, Officer John David Norman with the Pine
Bluff Police Department observed a white Ford Taurus run a red light. Officer Norman
initiated a traffic stop, with the assistance of another officer, and asked for the driver’s license,
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registration, and insurance information. The driver, appellant, gave the officer registration and
insurance information, but no driver’s license. Appellant told the officer his name was Derrick
Haynes, and a warrant check under that name came back clear. The officers, suspecting
appellant had given them a false name, began questioning appellant further, and at that point
appellant abruptly drove away. Officer Norman and another officer pursued appellant at high
speeds across town, and the chase ended when appellant stopped at the Regency Inn where
his wife and children were staying.
Appellant was arrested and charged with felony fleeing pursuant to Ark. Code Ann.
§ 5-54-125(d)(2) (Repl. 2005), which states:
Fleeing by means of any vehicle or conveyance is considered a Class D felony if, under
circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life, a person
purposely operates the vehicle or conveyance in such a manner tha