A fugitive turned himself in after family members saw him on Arkansas' Most Wanted
and it's an historic arrest for the FOX16 - US Marshal partnership.William Marshall
is the 100th fugitive who's been arrested after being featured on Arkansas' Most Wanted. Marshals say he was wanted for possession with intent to distribute cocaine.
While US Marshals have now arrested 100 fugitives since their partnership with FOX16 began in March 2008, they say the man they want behind bars the most is still on the loose.Archie Barfield
, the one marshals call "the most wanted of the most wanted," is charged with raping a child and marshals think he's still in the Little Rock area and has been for the nearly two years he's been on the run.
"I personally feel like he's our number one fugitive target because of the underlying charge which is child rape,” says Marshal Dave Loyer.
"Him having to look over his shoulder every five minutes, you know eventually he's gonna wear down and we will find him," Loyer says.
Marshals think Barfield is still probably in Little Rock but that doesn't mean they're not looking for him all over the state, including White Hall, at his son's apartment.
"I believe that he needs to be off the streets and Daddy, if you hear me, I would advise you to turn yourself in immediately," says Tyrone Barfield.
Tyrone says he'll help marshals any way he can even if they're after his dad.
"He has a problem, and he needs help,” Tyrone says. “By him running, it's not gonna help anything but make the problem worse. And my fear is he's gonna hurt someone else."
There's another reason Tyrone wants his father to turn himself in. Tyrone's grandmother, Archie's mother, has cancer and doctors say she's close to death.
"It's very important for him not only to turn himself in for justice but he needs to turn himself in to see his mom one last time," Tyrone says.
Marshals say Archie Barfield may be armed and dangerous. He’s also fifth degree black belt.
If you have any information about his whereabouts you're asked to e-mail us at email@example.com or call 1-877-WANTED2.