Oklahoma Fugitive Caught in NW Arkansas

Published 08/01 2014 08:26AM

Updated 08/01 2014 08:29AM

James Manken
James Manken/courtesy: Oklahoma Dept. of Corrections
GENTRY, Ark. -- UPDATE: Benton County, Arkansas Sheriff's Office has arrested a man wanted in Oklahoma for murder.

James Douglas Manken, 40, was booked into Benton County Jail around 11:30pm Wednesday night. He is being held on a A first degree murder warrant from Oklahoma.

According to the Benton County Sheriff's Office, Manken was taken into custody by deputies while at a home in Gentry. He will have an extradition hearing. Manken has a criminal history in Northwest Arkansas dating back to 1999, including arson and fleeing arrests.


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ADAIR COUNTY, Okla. -- The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) is asking for help to find a murder suspect.

OSBI is offering a $5,000.00 reward for the arrest and conviction of James Douglas Manken, 40.

Manken is the suspect in the July 13 homicide of Wayne Lee Wennerholm in Adair County. A first degree murder warrant was issued for Manken's arrest in this case but investigators have been unable to find him. They believe he could be in Northwest Arkansas.

If you have any information about Manken, you can contact the Adair County Sheriff's office at 918-696-2610 or the OSBI at 1-800-522-8017.


(KNWA, Fayetteville)


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