Arkansas Escapee

HOT SPRINGS, ARK (KSLA) – A manhunt is underway at this hour for a Hot Springs County, Arkansas escapee.

The criminal managed to escape Sheriff Deputies custody while being escorted to a court appearance in Malvern, Arkansas, which is northeast of Texarkana, Arkansas.

Officials think 36 year old Rodney Adkins may be in the Perla area, which is east of Malvern.

Adkins is serving a 45 year sentence from Pulaski county for convictions on aggravated robbery, theft of property, 2nd degree battery, and drug charges.