Fugitive Jerrett Stanford Apprehended by Ravenden Police Department


According to Police Chief Tim McComas of the Ravenden Police Department, Jerrett Stanford was captured at the Mammoth Spring State Park in a joint operation involving Sharp County detectives, 16th Judicial Drug Task Force and authorities from the Mammoth Spring Police Department.

Chief McComas stated information led them to believe that Stanford was in the West Plains area at a local restaurant and that phone pings confirmed that he was in that area. Authorities began traveling north while continuing to track the phone.  The phone began to ping south of West Plains toward the Thayer/ Mammoth Spring area.   The last pings of the phone were in Mammoth Spring State Park.  Authorities had an idea of the vehicle he might be traveling in and sent an undercover officer into the park where the suspect was visually identified.  Units converged into the parking lot and fugitive suspect Jerrett Stanford was arrested without incident.  Stanford was taken to the Sharp County jail along with an unnamed female accomplice who is being interviewed at this time and may face additional charges.

Chief McComas stated that the suspect admitted it was him that was spotted on Lawrence Road 109 days earlier.  He said when he heard the resident say they were going to call 911, he fled into the woods.  Stanford shaved his head in an effort to change his physical appearance. Stanford faces multiple felony charges in Sharp County, Ravenden, and Lawrence County.