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Successful K9 Deployment Leads to an Arrest



Poinsett County Sheriff’s Office

Contact: Sheriff Kevin Molder

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(07/09/2018, Poinsett County, Arkansas)

On 7-6-18, Deputy Jason Thomas was patrolling the Tulot area when he saw Aaron McCrary in the passenger front seat of a black car. The vehicle was heading westbound and Deputy Thomas was headed eastbound on Tulot Road. Deputy Thomas had knowledge that McCrary had a active warrant for his arrest for being an absconder with the Parole Board. Deputy Thomas made a traffic stop on the vehicle on I555 near the Glasgow Lane overpass.

During the traffic stop, McCrary took off running southbound across 4 lanes of traffic and jumped a fence heading southbound on Glasgow Lane. Deputy Thomas informed dispatch of the situation and requested back up to set up a perimeter to track McCrary with his K9 partner Janko. Deputies were notified that McCrary was seen running, but site was lost after McCrary hopped another fence.

Deputy K9 Deputy was deployed to the last know location and began to track. After a short distance, K9 Janko gave Deputy Thomas a proximity alert notifying him that the suspect was close. K9 Janko then began to enter a highly grown foliage. McCrary was instructed to come out. McCrary then yelled and let deputies know that he was in the highly grown foliage. McCrary was arrested and transported to the Poinsett County Sheriff's Office and charged with the following.

 Aaron McCrary

Aaron McCrary, 29, of Harrisburg was arrested with Fleeing and served with the Parole Absconder arrest warrant.


Sheriff Kevin Molder


 Jason Thomas and Janko