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Man chases down suspected car thief

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FINLEY -- A man in Finley takes matters into his own hands after his car is stolen.

The man says a suspect stole his Ford Focus Tuesday night, but he saw it on the road Wednesday morning. He chased the suspect down with a Honda. But the suspect did not go quietly. Police say he rammed the stolen Ford Focus into the victim's second car. That's when the chase continued on foot. Neighbors say they heard the commotion, and even a gunshot.

"I heard a guy yell, stop get down, on the ground and then I heard a bang and soon as I heard the gunshot, I turned around and went back inside the house and locked the door," remembered Scott Miller.

The victim caught the suspect and held him down until Benton County Sheriff's Deputies arrived. The suspect was arrested and charged with possession of stolen property and could face a charge of vehicular assault.