Meth lab fugitive captured in Grant County, Arkansas

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A man wanted by Baxter County Authorities for manufacturing metaphor was captured Tuesday in Grant County.

49 year old James Alan Collins of Cotter, AR was arrested at approximately 4:45 p.m. today.

Baxter County Deputies had executed a search warrant on Collin's property on October 15, 2009. At the property, deputies found numerous chemicals used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine. James Collins fled the scene prior to the search warrant and authorities had been searching for him since.

  The Baxter County Sheriff's Office received an anonymous tip Tuesday morning from a concerned citizen. The citizen stated they had become suspicious of Collins and found him on the Baxter County Sheriff's Office Website. Collins was using an assumed name and was staying with an acquaintance in Grant County. The anonymous caller provided details to Baxter County as to the identity and location of Collins.

Acting on the tip, Baxter County Authorities contacted the Grant County Sheriff's Office. Late this afternoon Grant County Deputies took James Alan Collins into custody without incident.

Collins will be extradited back to Baxter County to face Felony charges of manufacturing methamphetamine, a class Y felony.

Collins bond is set at $50,000

  His bond is set at $50,000

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