Hampton arrested for burglary after foot chase through Viola
On Feb. 27 Mercer County deputies discovered a burglary in progress at Mack Trucking in Viola. The suspect engaged deputies in a foot pursuit covering a large area of Viola. The suspect was apprehended by the Mercer County Sheriff's Department K-9 unit near the 1400 block of 16th Avenue in Viola. The suspect, later identified as Walker Hampton, 39, of Viola, was arrested for burglary, fleeing and eluding and resisting arrest. Hampton also had an active arrest warrant for theft.
Subsequent interviews were conducted with Mr. Hampton. As a result of these interviews Hampton is facing several other charges for burglaries in Mercer and surrounding counties.