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Subject now in Custody....Manhunt Underway in the Hand Cove Area, East of Henderson, Arkansas


At 2:35 PM, the suspect was taken into custody by the Arkansas Department of Corrections in a creek bottom.  The dog team and Helicopter tracked the suspect  approximately 1 1/4  mile to the Southeast.


The Baxter County Sheriff's Office is currently conducting a manhunt in the Hand Cove Area, East of Henderson, Arkansas.

At approximately 12:45 pm, Deputy Aaron Brown attempted to make a traffic stop on Hwy 62 East. The vehicle sped away and the pursuit headed into Fulton County, then turned South onto Hand Cove Road. Contraband was seen being thrown out the window during the pursuit. The driver fled from the vehicle on Ruth Road and the female passenger was taken into custody.

A perimeter has been set up around the area and officers from Baxter and Fulton County are in the area. The Baxter County Sheriff's Helicopter is being used. The Arkansas Department of Corrections Tracking Dogs from Calico Rock, arrived on scene at 1:40 pm.
More details will be released as they become available.

Sheriff John Montgomery