On April 24, at approximately 2:35pm multiple agencies CAPTURED escapee Jared West. US Marshals, ADC dog teams from Calico Rock and Tucker, Cleburne County Sheriff’s Office, Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office, White County Sheriff’s Office, Independence County Sheriff’s Office, and the State Police have been tracking and attempting to capture Inmate West since Friday. After a lengthy chase today, Inmate West was finally taken back into custody off Highway 89 in Faulkner County, and is currently being transported back to the Cleburne County Jail to face multiple additional charges.

On Saturday April 20, several of the above mentioned agencies got into a foot chase and dog track with Inmate West that went from White County into Independence County. While he eventually was not located, Clarissa Stair (31 of Heber Springs), was arrested and charged with Hindering Apprehension and Furnishing Implement for Escape for assisting in Inmate West’s escape. She is currently being held at the White County Detention Center on a $75,000 bond.

We would like to say thank you to all the agencies that helped to bring Inmate West back into custody to answer for his crimes.

Several changes have already been implemented into the Trustee Program as a result of this incident, and we will continue to review the program as we move forward.

All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.

-Sheriff Chris Brown