Sharp County Man Leaves Hearing, Doesn't Return

APRIL 18, 2006 - Posted at 7:59 a.m. CST

ASH FLAT, AR - Sharp County officials say a man arrested after police found a state prison escapee hiding in his home failed to return to court after briefly appearing for a hearing on unrelated charges.  They said 55-year-old Gary Poston left the courtroom after telling his attorney he needed to make arrangements for his horses.

Poston faced charges of possession of methamphetamine, simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

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