Man who broke into school considered armed and dangerous, police say

Man who broke into school considered armed and dangerous, police say
Brandon Alsup (Source: Greene County Sheriff's Dept.)

PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) - Paragould police told Region 8 News that James Brandon Alsup, the man accused of breaking into Greene County Tech over the weekend, is likely armed and dangerous.

However, police say he may no longer be driving a stolen vehicle. The stolen, black 2012 Chevy Impala was recently found abandoned on Interstate 55.

Region 8 News has received numerous tips that Alsup has family all over the area. Police want residents to keep a look out for him.

Though Alsup has not been arrested, another police department did have a run in with him.

Manila police confirmed to Region 8 News that they did pursue Alsup in that stolen vehicle on Monday. The pursuit ended around the Monette area after police lost sight of him.

Paragould police said during further investigation, they've learned Alsup broke into multiple buildings on the GCT campus. It was originally believed he broke into just one.

Police said he spent at least three hours on the campus, looking through files in various buildings. They said he also stole a few iPads.

Janitorial staff at GCT told police they saw a suspicious black vehicle around 8 the night of the break-in. It's believed Alsup was at GCT waiting for staff to leave before he broke in.

Alsup was paroled from the Arkansas Department of Correction in Nov. 2014.

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