Absconder arrested in Searcy County
On the morning of Friday, March 6, Searcy County Sheriff Kenny Cassell and Reserve Deputy David Mainord conducted a traffic stop at the Pindall Community Center on a Ford pickup truck.
Cassell said when the truck came to a stop, the passenger, later identified as Owen Joseph Brewer, age 39, of Harrison fled the scene on foot. Mainord attempted to capture Brewer, but he was not apprehended at that time.
Cassell contacted a member of the Arkansas State Police, who has several acquaintances in the area, who helped identified the driver as Joshua Grinder of Harrison. Grinder told law enforcement he picked up his passenger, Brewer, in Leslie hitchhiking.
Later, Cassell received a call from the ASP stating Brewer was on a residents front porch asking for a drink of water. When law enforcement arrived at the residence, they found Brewer attempting to hide behind a tree.
Brewer was taken into custody, and through the crime computer system, law enforcement learned that he was absconder from Boone County. Brewer was transported to Western Grove, where he was released to an Arkansas Department of Community Corrections officer.
In Searcy County, Brewer was charged with fleeing from an officer with a court date of April 28. He currently remains in custody at the Boone County Detention Center.
Sheriff Cassell extends his sincere appreciation to the Arkansas State Police and the Arkansas Department of Community Corrections for their assistance in this matter.