Corey Lane Anderson, a 35-year-old man from Greenwood, Arkansas, has been apprehended following an extensive manhunt in Sebastian County. Anderson was charged with fleeing on foot, criminal trespass, and second-degree criminal mischief. He is also being held for outstanding warrants related to drug delivery and burglary charges in Sebastian County and Leflore County, Oklahoma.
The incident began when an officer from the Greenwood Police Department attempted to conduct a traffic stop for Anderson on State Highway 71. Anderson fled the scene on foot, prompting a search that lasted for several hours. During the pursuit, one of the officers sustained damage to their boots and uniform, leading to the additional charge of criminal mischief against Anderson.
Law enforcement agencies, including the sheriff’s office, Greenwood police, Arkansas State Police, and local officers, collaborated in the search for Anderson. K-9 units and drones were deployed to aid in the search efforts. Eventually, officers determined that Anderson might be heading towards his mother’s house, leading them to focus their search in that direction.
After nearly nine hours on the run, Anderson was discovered hiding in a crawl space beneath an abandoned house and was subsequently apprehended. The arrest brought an end to the manhunt, which lasted from approximately 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Authorities are now processing Anderson’s charges and addressing the outstanding warrants from both Sebastian County and Leflore County. The investigation and legal proceedings will continue as the case progresses.