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Inmate wanted for escaping for work release sought

Thursday, October 18, 2012 ~ Updated 4:34 PM

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CHRISTY LEE VISSERING
ON OCTOBER 18TH, 2012, SHARP COUNTY INMATE CHRISTY LEE VISSERING AGE 34, WALKED AWAY FROM COMMUNITY SERVICE AT THE SHARP COUNTY COURTHOUSE. CHRISTY HAS BEEN IN THE SHARP COUNTY JAIL SINCE AUGUST 31ST, 2012, ON CHARGES OF CRIMINAL IMPERSONATION AND A FELONY WARRANT OUT OF TITUS COUNTY TEXAS FOR FAILURE TO APPEAR ON THE OFFENSE OF CREDIT CARD ABUSE. CHRISTY IS SUSPECTED TO BE IN THE COMPANY OF HER HUSBAND, BILLY ROSEWELL. SHARP COUNTY DEPUTY, JEFF ADAM MADE CONTACT WITH THE OWNER OF THE FARM WHERE MR. ROSEWELL AND MS. VISSERING WERE STAYING. HE ADVISED THAT MR. ROSEWELL USED HIS RED 97 NISSAN PICKUP TRUCK BEARING ARKANSAS LISENCE PLATE 171MGT TO DRIVE TO TOWN AND GET CIGARETTES AND NEVER RETURNED.

A FELONY WARRANT FOR ESCAPE IN THE 3RD DEGREE HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR CHRISTY LEE VISSERING. ADDITIONAL CHARGES MAY BE PENDING.


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Arkansas jail escapee caught in Titus County

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Posted: Saturday, October 20, 2012 1:19 pm

By LOU ANTONELLI Managing Editor | 0 comments

A jail escapee and her accomplice are in the Titus County jail after being caught following a tip from a sharp-eyed Titus County citizen.

The Titus County Sheriff's Office received information Thursday night from the Sharp County Arkansas Sheriff's Office in northeastern Arkansas that an inmate, Christy Lee Vissering, had escaped from custody there and was possibly en route to Titus County.

Sharp County authorities indicated that the 34-year-old Vissering migh tbe in the company of Billy Ray Rosewell, 55, and provided a vehicle description.

Titus County dispatchers immediately broadcast the information by radio to the deputies and other officers in the Titus County area. Titus County deputies searched for the vehicle and two suspects throughout the night, and further learned that Rosewell, while in Arkansas, apparently stole a vehicle and assisted Vissering in her escape from Sharp County's custody.

In the early morning hours Friday the spouse of a volunteer fireman, who had heard the radio broadcast, saw a vehicle that fit the description headed south on FM 1000 and called it in.

Titus County Deputies responded and was able to locate and perform a traffic stop on the vehicle near the intersection of Hwy 49 and FM 1735.

Rosewell and Christy Vissering were arrested and brought to the Titus County Jail; the stolen vehicle they were in was impounded.

Vissering has an outstanding warrant out of Titus County for Credit Card Abuse and will also be charged with Escape from Custody out of Sharp County, Arkansas.

Rosewell will be charged out of Arkansas with the Theft of Property (vehicle) as well as another charge that is associated with aiding in Vissering's escape.

"This is a prime example of how the involvement of Titus County citizens plays and extremely important role in helping law enforcement make Titus County a safer place to live," said Sheriff Tim Ingram.

"It is information such as this, a simple phone call that is invaluable to the sheriff's office as well as area law enforcement," he said. "It is difficult to put into words how much the Titus County Sheriff's Office and myself appreciate the involvement and watchful eyes of the citizens of Titus County."

-- Posted by just me! on Wed, Oct 24, 2012, at 12:40 AM


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