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70-year-old man arrested in connection to Ryan Lindsey apprehension

Ryan James Lindsey (Source: Baxter Co. Sheriff's Office) Ryan James Lindsey (Source: Baxter Co. Sheriff's Office)
James S. Wisniewski (Source: Baxter Co. Sheriff's Office) James S. Wisniewski (Source: Baxter Co. Sheriff's Office)

BAXTER COUNTY, AR (KAIT)-  A Baxter County Sheriff's deputy captured a fleeing suspect wanted on several warrants Thursday afternoon.

According to the Baxter County Sheriff's Office, Deputy William Altazan went to 170 County Road 903 to look for 19-year-old Ryan James Lindsey.  Lindsey was wanted by the sheriff's office on outstanding arrest warrants.

Officers say the deputy made contact with Lindsey who then attempted to flee from him on foot.  Deputy Altazan caught Lindsey and took him into custody.

During the investigation deputies found out Lindsey were seen putting stolen sawed-off shotguns into James Wisniewski's vehicle. Police say Wisniewski then hid the gun in a dog house at his residence. During a search warrant search of Wisniewski's home, police also found other stolen items. 

Wisniewski is charged with tampering with physical evidence and three counts of criminal use of prohibited weapons. He was released from jail after posting a $15,000 bond and is set to appear in court again on January 5.

Lindsey was booked on the following charges:

  • Failure to Appear in Court - Felony
  • Failure to Appear in Court - Misdemeanor
  • Contempt of Court - Misdemeanor
  • Probation Violation - Misdemeanor
  • Fleeing from an Officer - Misdemeanor
  • Tampering with physical evidence - Felony
  • Three counts of Criminal use of prohibited weapons - Felony

He is being held without bond and will appear in circuit court on December 29th and in district court on January 17th.

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