Search Continues for Fugitives Believed Holed Up in Arkansas Ozarks

MARCH 23, 2004 - Posted at 7:27 a.m. CDT

ALREAD, AR - Police searching for two suspects in the shooting of a state trooper are changing out crews and continuing the hunt in the woods of the Ozark National Forest.

The suspects fled yesterday after firing shots when police tried to serve warrants at the makeshift hut in Van Buren County where the men lived.  Police believed they had the men pinned down but the suspects had slipped out ten hours before officers realized they were gone.

Convicted felon Mark Holsombach, 49, and 28-year-old William J. Frazier are being sought.

State Police went to the men's hut early Monday morning to serve a bench warrant for Holsombach for possession of firearms, a Florida arrest warrant that included a theft charge against Frazier, and a search warrant for the hut.

They also wanted to talk to the two about the recent disappearance of 46-year-old Theodore R. Throneberry and his wife, 45-year-old Ann Ryberg Throneberry.  The Throneberrys lived in the area.

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