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Sharp County escapee apprehended in Oklahoma

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Adam Leroy Mathis
A modern day Bonnie and Clyde have been apprehended in Oklahoma, following the husband's Feb. 9 escape from Sharp County Sheriff's Department custody, while performing community service at the Cherokee Village Animal Control.

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.

Allie Mathis
Counts said Mathis was working to pay off fines from Cherokee Village District Court and nearly had them all taken care of when he left his work release and is now facing a felony charge

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.

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