Man jailed after Spiro police car stolen

Ken Milam
PDN News Editor

A man who authorities say stole a Spiro police car and led officers on a chase down the wrong lanes of an interstate highway is behind bars in LeFlore County.
Berry Persall, 57, of Spiro was booked into the LeFlore County Detention Center on suspicion of grand larceny of an automobile Thursday morning. No bond was set.
Spiro Police Chief Michael Draper said the car was taken from the station sometime after 1:30 a.m.
Arkansas State Police, Muldrow police and Sequoyah County sheriff's deputies stopped the car just west of Muldrow heading west in the eastbound lanes with the emergency lilghts on.