Convicted rapist escapes from east Arkansas prison

Contact us:

3446 Summerhill Road
Texarkana TX 75503
903-255-7935
info@foxsportstexarkana.com

state police
Crime Scene - Do Not Cross

BRICKEYS, Ark. (AP) — Authorities are searching for a convicted rapist who escaped from an east Arkansas prison. The state Department of Corrections on Friday said that 38-year-old Samuel Hartman escaped that morning from the East Arkansas Regional Unit in Brickeys.

The prison is located about 96 miles east of Little Rock.

https://www.garrysgadgets.com

Hartman had been in state custody since 2013 for a rape conviction out of Franklin County. He is serving a life sentence. The department said Hartman was on a work detail on a field near the unit when he escaped. A corrections spokeswoman says Hartman and a suspected accomplice fired at correctional officers who were chasing them, but the officers weren’t injured.