‘Armed and dangerous’ suspect in manhunt taken into custody

Published: Oct. 3, 2022 at 4:41 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 3, 2022 at 11:03 PM CDT
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FULTON COUNTY, Ark. (KAIT) – A man who multiple police agencies had been searching for after they said he ran from police has been caught.

According to Hardy Police Chief Scott Rose, officers tracked down the suspect, Anthony Caplinger, around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, trying to enter the McDonald’s in Hardy.

The Hardy Police Department said a man and a female were found inside a vacant home on Booth Road in Hardy at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 3. The female later told officers there was another male who had run off before the police arrived.

Police Chief Scott Rose said Caplinger was armed with a small handgun and had fled into the woods of Slayton Road in Hardy, which is the north side of Woodland Hills Lake in Sherwood.

He was last seen around 5:45 p.m. Monday on Slayton Road. Caplinger asked a resident for water, who notified the police.

Sharp and Fulton County deputies and Highland and Hardy Police Departments assisted with the search. Hardy police said U.S. Marshal Services were alerted as Caplinger was wanted on multiple warrants out of California.

Caplinger has been taken to the Fulton County Detention Center.

We will continue to track this story and bring you the latest updates.