Arkansas Police Capture Fugitive

Arkansas police have apprehended a man wanted for assaulting a police officer in Missouri.

Yesterday, Hot Springs police arrested 25 year old Robert Hardy, of Nixa, after a week long hunt.

Hardy escaped police custody while being treated at a Nixa hospital shortly after he allegedly assaulted a Missouri police officer in April.

He was wanted on 4 felony counts of unlawful use of a weapon when police found him at a home early Friday.

The suspect was first spotted Monday by an Arkansas officer who recognized his face from a fugitive photograph.

Police say Hardy fled on foot.

Searchers later found a camp in the woods believed to be his.

Hardy is awaiting extradition proceedings by Missouri authorities.