Sharp County Sheriff Mark Counts reports that Feb. 9 Arkansas State Police Special Agent Wendell Jines prepared an affidavit charging Adam Leroy Mathis, 43, with third degree escape, a Class C felony, after his wife, Allie, picked him up and drove away from animal control. In addition to his charges, Allie Mathis was also charged with assisting in or furnishing an implement for escape, also a Class C felony.
The couple was apprehended Feb. 19 by the Glenpool Police Department in Tulsa, Okla., where they were both charged with public intoxication.
The sheriff's department was able to track Mathis' whereabouts through a cell phone, prior to it going dead, and was able to locate him in Missouri.
The sheriff's department will extradite the couple back to Sharp County, where they will appear before a judge to answer the felony charges.