A jail trusty who escaped from work detail Tuesday was found today with his girlfriend in Hot Springs, authorities say.
Faulkner County Sheriff’s officials said 24-year-old Dustin Charles Reeves escaped from work detail on Tuesday morning near the Roden Mill Road area of Sunny Gap Road. Reeves was being held in jail on charges of theft of property out of Vilonia.
FCSO Capt. Matt Rice said on Tuesday the work crew consisted of four trustees who were picking up trash in the area around 9:30 a.m. The crew was accompanied by one sheriff’s deputy. Two daycares in the area were alerted and were on lock down, Rice said. An alert was also issued through the county’s Code Red alert system. Authorities with the Greenbrier K-9 unit and Conway Police Department, as well as the Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office and the Faulkner County Reserve Unit assisted in the search.
After receiving a tip that Reeves was in Hot Springs, officers with the Hot Springs Police Department issued a BOLO and later arrested Reeves and his girlfriend, Anna Grinder, 36, of Vilonia, around noon on Wednesday at a pawn shop, where the pair were attempting to pawn merchandise. Detectives waited on Reeves and Grinder in the parking lot, and the pair were arrested and taken into custody without incident.
Rice said officers are working to determine whether or not the merchandise was stolen.
Both Reeves and Grinder were being held in a detention center in Hot Springs, but were transported back to Faulkner County Jail on Wednesday afternoon.
Rice said it is unknown as to whether or not Hot Springs authorities will file charges against Reeves.
Charges against Reeves in Faulkner County now include a second-degree escape charge, a Class D felony.
Grinder will be charged with hindering apprehension, a Class A misdemeanor.