A woman with 28 warrants who ran from police Dec. 22 was captured less than an hour later in a nearby shed.
Ash Flat officer Bobby Woods traveled to Orr Avenue in Ash Flat to serve four warrants on William Dean Atkisson for violations of Arkansas' hot check law. When he arrived he spotted Atkisson and two others inside a van parked outside, Woods said.
Atkisson, who was in the driver's seat, jumped out of the van and ran toward the house before stopping at Woods' request. Woods then lined up all three persons on the porch and asked to search the van.
When Woods turned his back, Brenda Cook, Atkisson's girlfriend, ran off.
Officers with the Sharp County Sheriff's Office and Highland Police Department responded to the scene and scoured the area behind the Ash Flat Post Office for 30 to 45 minutes before Sharp County Sgt. Stan Haney located Cook hiding inside a shed next door.
Cook had 28 warrants of failure to pay and violations of Arkansas' hot check law.
"It started out as routine, and by the time it ended I had served 32 warrants that night," Woods said.