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Pursuit/Manhunt Ends with Arrest of Fugitive


Pursuit / Man Hunt Ends with Arrest of Fugitive


Sheriff Roberson reports that around 8AM this morning the Taney County Sheriff's Department initiated a pursuit of a 2014 Ford F150 that was reported stolen out of St. Louis, MO.  The pursuit entered into Arkansas in which Boone County Deputies intercepted the chase.  Officers continued the pursuit to the area of Old Springfield Road and Tharp Lane where the suspect drove the vehicle down a steep ravine into the woods.  The suspect abandoned the stolen vehicle that ensued with a man hunt in the area for the suspect.  Officers from the Arkansas Highway Police, Arkansas State Police and Arkansas Game and Fish assisted with the man hunt that ultimately led to the arrest of the suspect near the Omaha city limits.  The suspect provided officers with a false identity but his true identity was discovered as 48 year old James Allen Perry from Branson.  Perry had eight outstanding warrants for his arrest combined in Arkansas and Missouri.  Perry is being held without bond for the outstanding warrants as well as being charged with felony theft by receiving, felony fleeing and obstruction in Boone County.