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Sheriff's office: 2 escapees in custody, third inmate still on the loose

Authorities believe Randall Sledge is in a red Cadillac Escalade with an Arkansas tag number of 031 XKU, headed in the direction of Missouri. (Photo: Sharp County Sheriff's Office)

UPDATE (7/12):

Authorities say two men who escaped from an Arkansas jail are now back in custody.

Sharp County Sheriff Mark Counts says Robert Lynn Pollard and Christopher John Frey were arrested Wednesday night, according to KATV content partner KAIT Region 8 News,

Sheriff Counts said his office was able to ping a phone connected with the escaped inmates to Horseshoe Bend where they abandoned their vehicle after being chased by Arkansas State Police.

Authorities continue to look for the third escapee Randall Paul.

Counts said authorities believe sledge is in a red Cadillac Escalade with an Arkansas tag number of 031 XKU, headed in the direction of Missouri.

Anyone with information about Sledge's location is asked to call the sheriff's office at (870)994-7356.

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ORIGINAL (7/11):

Authorities on Wednesday were searching for three men who escaped an Arkansas jail, according to KATV content partner KAIT Region 8 News.

The Sharp County sheriff's office said Robert Lynn Pollard, 18, of Evening Shade, escaped from the county jail along with Randall Paul Sledge, 31, of Conway, and Christopher John Frey, 25, of Horseshoe Bend, the TV station reported.

Authorities reportedly tracked the men to Horseshoe Bend, where the three abandoned a vehicle after being chased by Arkansas State Police.

Pollard had been jailed on charges of fleeing, escape and possession of a controlled substance. Sledge was being held for another agency on a fleeing charge. Frey had been jailed on counts of criminal use of a prohibited weapon, possession of a controlled substance,and theft by receiving.

Anyone with information on their whereabouts is asked call the sheriff’s office at 870-994-7356.

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