According to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department two campus cops from Southeast Arkansas College (the former vo-tech turned 2 year community college) assisted JCSO Captain Yohance Brunson in the capture of escapee Noah Roush. The two SEARK campus cops were identified as Captain Brad Vilches and Officer Aaron Torres. According to a recorded interview with SEARK Police Chief Richard Wegner, his two cops abandoned their post on campus and joined the manhunt without permission.
Rouch and fellow inmate Jatonia Bryant escaped from the Dub Brassell Adult Detention Center sometime on January 20th but the JCSO did not know they were gone for two days.
The problem with this is that there is a photo that has emerged that shows two Black men holding onto the one of the escaped inmates and neither of them are in uniform or are the two SEARK campus cops that have claimed credit for the capture. And no cops appear to be in sight.
According to our sources the two Black men are not law enforcement officers and had spotted the escapee while at a convenience store and went after him for the $2,500 reward the JCSO had offered.
Why are area law enforcement agencies not telling the truth? Do they not want to pay the offered reward?
We are working on setting up an interview with the men that are shown in the photo.
Stand by for updates.