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Man who tried to swim away from officers captured hours later

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Daniel Yielding (Greene County Sheriff's Department) Daniel Yielding (Greene County Sheriff's Department)

GREENE COUNTY, AR (KAIT) – A man accused of stealing a vehicle in Greene County was arrested following a four hour manhunt.

According to the Greene County Sheriff's Department, the theft happened Sunday morning and the suspect, Daniel Yielding, crashed on Greene County Road 853. He then fled from authorities.

Yielding then jumped off a bridge on Arkansas Highway 412 into the St. Francis River and swam across the Big Slough Ditch before going into a wooded area.

Captain Patrick Leonard with the Greene County Sheriff's Department said crews searched for him by boat until he was finally found him about four hours later and arrested.

Yielding faces a number of charges including fleeing from officers.

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