Escaped inmate captured after nearly 3 months on the run

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UPDATE (9/19/17): 

After nearly three months on the run, an Arkansas state prison inmate is back in custody.

The Arkansas Department of Correction (ADC) said Tuesday morning that Robert Woodward was taken into custody overnight by the US Marshals Service’s Fugitive Apprehension Task Force in Hendersonville, North Carolina.

He will remain in custody in North Carolina until he is returned back to Arkansas.

Woodward escaped from the custody of the ADC on June 20.


UPDATE (11:30 A.M. June 21, 2017): According to the Chicot County Sheriff’s Office, the tractor and trailer have been recovered in a field just south of Dermott, Arkansas on 165. 

Everyone is asked to keep looking for the whit F-250 and be aware of your surroundings.

If you see the vehicle or the escapee, you are asked to contact your local law enforcement.




The Arkansas Department of Correction (ADC) and local law enforcement are searching for an escaped inmate in south Arkansas.

An ADC spokesman says Robert Woodward escaped around 8:15 while working on a field utility squad in a cornfield near the Delta Regional Correctional Facility in Dermott.

Woodward is believed to have stolen a white 2013 Ford F-250 truck hauling a green John Deere lawn tractor from an area gas station. License plate AR-764UZM.

Woodward, 46, is described as being 6’1″ tall and about 220 pounds.

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