Shortly before 5:00pm Sunday, June 17th, 2018 a Lawrence County deputy made contact with Jerrett Stanford in a vehicle behind the Valero in Imboden. Lawrence County dispatch had received a call about a suspicious vehicle parked.  As the officer was conducting his stop the suspect abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot into the woods.  After a short foot pursuit the officer lost sight of the suspect, he then called for additional units to set up a perimeter.  Jerrett Stanford was wanted out of Sharp County, in possession of a stolen vehicle and thought to be in  possesion of a stolen firearm. Stanford was seen wearing a pink striped shirt. He is a  32 year old male 5’10 200 pounds last spotted on the west side of Imboden.   During a search of the vehicle officers found drugs, drug paraphernalia, and personal items.

Stanford’s phone was pinged several times, search dogs from the Arkansas Department of Corrections , additional help from the Arkansas State Police, and Arkansas Game and Fish was dispatched to the area.

Search dogs trailed the suspect’s scent and found where he removed part of his clothing including the pink striped shirt he was last seen wearing.  The clothing was found in a wooded area on private property between the Valero and Cedar Glade Baptist Camp.  The suspect was believed to be turning his phone on and off according to authorities, at times the phone would ping and at times show out of service.  After several hours of searching at 9 pm the canine search was called off. Authorities believe he may have called someone to pick him up.   Stanford faces several felony charges out of Lawrence County along with charges out of Sharp County.

Jerrett Stanford has an extensive arrest history including charges of theft, assault, drugs, driving on suspended, leaving the scene, etc.

Residents of Imboden and the surrounding area are urged to take extra caution keeping doors locked. Also if spotted do not approach Stanford.

Lawrence County Deputies are still following leads and patrolling the area.

If anyone has any information please contact the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office at 870-886-2525.