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Baxter County deputy chases down parole violator on foot

Matthew Tillery - Source: Baxter County Sheriff's office Matthew Tillery - Source: Baxter County Sheriff's office

GASSVILLE, AR (KAIT) – A rural Baxter County man who is on parole was arrested this afternoon on an outstanding warrant for a parole violation after fleeing on foot from a deputy.     

At approximately 1:52 p.m. Thursday afternoon, Sheriff's Corporal Kristofer Savino was dispatched to an address on State Highway 126 North of Gassville on a complaint that a woman wanted someone removed from the residence. Upon learning person's identity, it was determined he was wanted for a parole violation.     

Upon arrival at the residence, Corporal Savino made contact with 29-year-old Matthew Edison Tillery and placed him under arrest.  As Tillery began to get dressed, he fled out the back door of the residence on foot.  Corporal Savino gave chase.  After approximately 50 yards, Tillery came to a fence.  Corporal Savino employed a taser device to effectuate the arrest and prevent his escape.     

Tillery was taken into custody and transported to the Baxter County Detention Center on charges of: parole violation, a felony, and fleeing from an officer, a misdemeanor      He is being held without bond on the parole violation, and he will appear in District Court on the misdemeanor fleeing charge on September 26th.

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