NOVEMBER 18, 2004 - Posted at 7:32 a.m. CST
POCAHONTAS, AR - Authorities in Randolph County this morning are continuing their search for an inmate who escaped from the county jail in Pocahontas early Wednesday night.
Sheriff Brent Early says 27-year-old Arlis Greathouse apparently escaped by climbing a razor wire fence. Despite cuts to his hands, Greathouse scaled the fence and made his way to freedom.
Dogs and a helicopter were used in the search for the escapee last night, but to no avail. Early says Greathouse should be considered a threat to anyone who might cross his path. "Whether he's armed or not, we don't know at this point. But yes, he can be dangerous. He has a lot of potential for danger. He assaulted a lady here, and also punched a man inside his residence," said Early.
Greathouse was jailed on aggravated assault charges, and apparently is wanted in Missouri on similar charges.