JONESBORO, Ark. - A Jonesboro police officer was injured in a car crash near Scurlock Industries near Johnson Avenue and Culberhouse Road.

According to a news release from the Jonesboro Police Department, the officer was injured around 5:22 p.m. when his patrol unit overturned while taking a prisoner to jail.

The prisoner, 19-year-old Logan Younger, fled the scene but was caught a short time later.

The officer was trapped in the vehicle and had to be extricated by the Jonesboro Fire Department.

The officer, Justin Thompson, was flown to a Memphis hospital. He is conscious and talking but is still undergoing tests to determine the nature and extent of his injuries.

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