According to Drew County Sheriff Mark Gober, he and his deputies have been in a manhunt situation, in and around the Montongo and Campground area since around 3:30, Sunday morning.
The subject of the manhunt is a white male, around 5-8 / 5-9, who escaped from the Dallas County Jail in Fordyce, who has been convicted of second-degree murder, and was being held in Fordyce, awaiting bedspace in prison. He was seen in the area wearing a black shirt, blue jeans, and a light colored jacket.
Arkansas Dept. of Corrections search dogs and riders are also on the scene.
Gober reminds everyone to be extremely cautious of hitchhikers, countywide, especially today. Also, be encouraged to report suspicious persons, at any time.
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