A Mammoth Spring man wanted on multiple drug offenses evaded capture Jan. 12 after leading law enforcement officers on a car chase south of Mammoth Spring.
Joseph Robinson Jr. has been charged with possession of drug paraphernalia with intent to manufacture methamphetamine, a class B felony; possession of drug paraphernalia with intent to use, a class C felony; possession of pseudoephedrine, a class D felony; and possession of more than nine grams of pseudoephedrine, a class D felony.
According to the Fulton County Sheriff's Office, Robinson led officers from the sheriff's office and Mammoth Spring Police Department on a high speed chase down several gravel roads.
Sixteenth Judicial District Drug Task Force Chief Scott Russell said the chase began at 2 a.m. and ended at approximately 5 a.m.
"He was able to escape because he was in a four-wheel-drive vehicle, in extremely muddy conditions," Russell said. "The pursuing officers were not in four-wheel-drive vehicles."
He said law enforcement officials have been looking for Robinson since a raid at his home Jan. 8.
Russell said investigators found numerous items used in the manufacture of methamphetamine, including cold pills, ammonium nitrate and lithium metal strips inside Robinson's house.
Besides methamphetamine components, officers found quantities of marijuana, scales, a shotgun and a Colt revolver, Russell said.
Robinson was charged with drug possession in 2003. Russell said more arrests are expected in this case and additional charges may be filed against Robinson.
Authorities are urging anyone with information about Robinson's current whereabouts to contact the Fulton County Sheriff's Office at 870-895-2601.