UPDATE 5/17/23 — The suspect in Tuesday’s manhunt has been apprehended, according to a spokesperson for the Missouri State Highway Patrol. No other information has been confirmed as of this time.
Original article, published May 16, 2023:
SADDLEBROOKE, Mo. – A perimeter has been set up and a search is underway near Saddlebrooke for a man wanted on felony warrants from Arkansas.
Law enforcement officials from Branson, Taney, Stone and Christian counties, Highway Patrol Troop D and the U.S. Marshals Service are searching for the man after he ditched his car on Dry Hollow Road and ran into the woods after a three-county pursuit.
Patrol Sgt. Mike McClure said the pursuit began in Branson and went through Stone County and into Christian County before the driver took off into a wooded area near a community off U.S. 65 about halfway between Branson and Ozark.
He has not been identified by officials but is wanted on warrants for probation violations and has a lengthy felony arrest record.
OzarksFirst will update this report when more information is available.