Suspect escapes police custody, found hours later

Suspect escapes police custody, found hours later

CORNING, AR (KAIT) - Corning police spent several hours searching for a suspect who fled on foot.

It began around 1 p.m Thursday when they received calls about a suspicious person in the Arnold Addition.

Officers responded and found Corey Burrow wandering around the neighborhood without a shirt on, police said.

He told officers that he was simply walking around the neighborhood, but when police searched his backpack, they found marijuana and a glass pipe, authorities said.

Chief Jimmy Leach said officers took Burrow into custody and handcuffed him and that's when he ran.

Police searched for him for about four hours.

"We did release the K-9s at that time, started tracking him, tracked him over to the woods and he had a laid down or something in the woods," said Chief Leach.  "We kept tracking, checking, walking the area, searching the area."

During the search, a text alert was set out by the city to notify citizens of the situation.

Officers found Burrow in a wooded area behind a home and he was taken into custody.

On Friday, a judge found probable cause to charge him with possession of a controlled substance-meth, 2nd-degree battery, and felony possession of drug paraphernalia.

He was also charged with misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance, 2nd-degree battery, fleeing on foot, misdemeanor resisting arrest, attempted theft of property.

His bond was set at $50,000.

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