NewsEscaped murder suspects in Arkansas: A manhunt ensues

Escaped murder suspects in Arkansas: A manhunt ensues

Escaped murder suspects in Arkansas: A manhunt ensues
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9:10 PM EST, January 25, 2024, updated: 7:11 AM EST, February 1, 2024

In a startling development, two murder suspects, Noah Roush, 22, and Jatonia Bryant, 23, have escaped from the Dub Brassell Adult Detention Center in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. Their disappearance was noticed on Monday, and authorities believe they may have escaped within 48 hours of being found missing. This incident has triggered an intensive search operation.​


Profiles of the fugitives

Noah Roush, involved in a residential burglary, theft of property, and homicide, is described as a 6-foot, 2-inch tall white male weighing approximately 180 pounds. Jatonia Bryant, a black male, standing 5 feet, 11 inches tall and weighing 145 pounds, was detained for capital murder and additional charges related to a shooting incident. Both individuals are considered extremely dangerous, and the public is advised not to approach them but rather report any sightings to law enforcement immediately.​

Law enforcement's response

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, in cooperation with various law enforcement agencies, is making all efforts to locate and apprehend these suspects. They have warned that both Roush and Bryant should only be approached by law enforcement personnel due to the potential danger they pose. Furthermore, the Pine Bluff Police Department and Arkansas State Police are involved in the manhunt, highlighting the seriousness of the situation.​

Public involvement and reward

The Sheriff's Office has issued a call for public assistance in locating these individuals. A reward of $2,500 has been announced for information leading to their capture, underscoring the urgency and importance of the public's help in this critical situation. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office immediately.​

This unfolding story is a reminder of the challenges and risks associated with maintaining public safety and the importance of community vigilance in such scenarios. As the manhunt continues, updates are expected from law enforcement agencies.

As the manhunt intensifies, law enforcement agencies are facing significant challenges. The terrain and vast area surrounding Pine Bluff add complexity to the search. Authorities are utilizing various resources, including K-9 units and aerial surveillance, to track down the suspects. Additionally, there's an increased emphasis on community awareness and safety. Local residents are being advised to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activities that could be related to the fugitives. The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office has reiterated its commitment to ensuring public safety and capturing the suspects as swiftly as possible.​

Source: Abc News


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