Inmates back in custody

Inmates back in custody
Bryant Wade Smith (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)
Bryant Wade Smith (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)
Dustin Ruthven (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)
Dustin Ruthven (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - The Poinsett County two inmates are back in custody after escaping from a transport van in Jonesboro.

According to Jonesboro Police Department Information Specialist Paul Holmes, two felons were in drug rehab in Holcomb, Missouri but failed out of the rehab center.

Dustin Ruthven and Bryant Smith were being transported back to Poinsett County when they told the driver they need to use the restroom.

The van stopped at NEA Baptist hospital to use the restroom at which time the inmates escaped.

Lieutenant Jim Chambers spotted them walking across a yard. He and another officer chased them.

The men were captured in the 4200 of Peachtree Avenue.

They already have felony charges out of Poinsett County. There is no word yet on additional charges.

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