Arkansas Murder Suspect Escapes Detention Center By Driving Away in County Truck, Cops Say

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Source: St. Francis County Sheriff’s Department; UNSPLASH

Jun. 13 2023, Published 9:33 a.m. ET

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Authorities in eastern Arkansas launched a manhunt for an accused killer who escaped jail in a county vehicle, officials said.

According to the St. Francis County Sheriff’s Department, Jonathan Paulman was last seen about 8:30 p.m. on June 9 at an area detention center, WMC reported.

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Law enforcement officials said Paulman fled in a white Dodge four-door pickup belonging to St. Francis County.

Paulman was being held since January on murder and abuse of a corpse charges after the body of 39-year-old Brandon Lee Jones was located buried on his property in Forrest City.


On June 13, WHBQ-TV confirmed Paulman was back in custody at the St. Francis County Detention Center.


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