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Four days later, Hot Spring Co. jail escapee still on the run

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The Hot Spring Sheriff County is now offering a $500 reward for information leading to the capture of an escaped inmate.

Aaron Singleton, a 27-year-old parolee, escaped custody at the Hot Spring County jail right before noon on Sunday.

Authorities say Singleton overpowered the jailer.

"The jailer opened the door to get the mop out of the cell, and when he did that, he jerked him in there and threw him across the floor,” said Sheriff Mike Cash. “When he shut the door, it locked."

Authorities found Singleton's jumpsuit, t-shirt, and shoes left near the jail.

"Several people have called, saying they've saw him,” said Cash. “And we're checking all those out."

Sheriff Cash describes Singleton as a violent person, saying violence landed him in jail Saturday night.

"He was in jail because of beating someone who's currently in a Little Rock hospital fighting for their life,” said Cash.

According to a police report from Malvern Police Department, Singleton hit a man in the face, causing him to fall back and hit his head on the concrete at a home on Oaklawn Street in Malvern.

Afterwards, officers say Singleton was seen coming in and out of the home with the victim.

With Singleton being on the loose and charged with first degree battery and false imprisonment, authorities want to warn the public.

"He will injure you if he thought he had to injure you to get away," said Cash.

Another warning: anyone helping Singleton could be facing felony charges for hindering apprehension, aiding and abetting.

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