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  • Lon Tegels, Northeast Arkansas News

Jonesboro Police Capture Harrisburg Escapee


Jonathan Ware was found hiding in a trash barrel in the 2100 block of Pine Valley Ln in Jonesboro at approximately 6:20 am this morning. Officers arrived shortly after the resident called for police assistance when he noticed movement and noise from his trash barrel.

Jonathan Ware was found hiding in the trash barrel and was still in the hand cuffs that was placed on him by Harrisburg Police. He was placed under arrest and released back in to the custody of Harrisburg Police without further incident.

On Tuesday, October 24, 2017 Jonathan was last seen wearing a grey thermal long sleeve shirt and grey pants and was still wearing handcuffs, which he had moved to the front of his body.

He ran from Harrisburg Police after being brought to a Jonesboro Hospital to receive medical attention for an injury he received from being involved in a domestic disturbance in Harrisburg, AR which led to his arrest.

Jonathan was being transported back to Harrisburg after receiving medical attention when he slipped his handcuffs from behind his back to the front and broke out a window of the Harrisburg Police Vehicle. He then ran from Harrisburg Police.



Jonesboro Police Search for Harrisburg Escapee

A Harrisburg man is the subject of a police search in Jonesboro tonight.

Jonesboro police brought out K-9 units and search crews armed with protective vests looking for 31- year old Jonathan Ware.

Ware was transported to Jonesboro shortly after noon by Harrisburg police for medical treatment after being stabbed by a family member.

According to Harrisburg Police Lieutenant Justin Kimble… Ware and his step father John Worsley got into a fight. Worsley told Ware to quit harassing his mother over a girl. Ware then grabbed a golf club and proceeded to beat Worsley with a golf club over the head. Worsley reportedly defended himself by pulling out a knife and stabbed Ware in the lower back.

After being treated at St Bernard’s, Ware slipped through his handcuffs and broke out the window of the Harrisburg police cruiser at Caraway and Harrisburg Road. Police spent much of the afternoon searching the area near Crowley Ridge and Harrisburg, near Fox Meadow elementary. Police did request the school be put on lockdown. He’s been on the run since.

Harrisburg police say Ware should be considered dangerous. He has multiple felony arrests including assault, burglary and flight and escape. He has already served time in the Arkansas prison system.

If you spot somebody who you think might be Jonathan Ware, Police request that you call 870-935-5551


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