Police Find, Arrest Escaped Inmate

WALNUT RIDGE, AR (KAIT) – A Jackson County man was arrested  tonight around 8 p.m. after walking away from work detail earlier today.

Investigators say Ronald Kile Hartsell, 27, of Newport was arrested without an incident in Tuckerman.

According to Lawrence County Sheriff Jody Dotson, Hartsell walked away from work with the Walnut Ridge Street Department Wednesday around 1 p.m.

Hartsell was in jail on drug charges.

Dotson said it was believed he would either be headed to Jonesboro, Newport, or Tuckerman.

We will continue to track this story and bring you the latest details as they are released.

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