‘Dangerous’ suspect escapes custody at behavioral unit

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Was already accused of hospitalizing Lawrence County deputy

JONESBORO, Ark. – A man who was in custody for attacking law enforcement escaped custody in Jonesboro today and considered dangerous.

Spencer Langston, 28, of Thayer, Mo., escaped custody in Jonesboro on Tuesday, October 15, according to the news page Lawrence, Randolph, and Sharp County News. LRS News reports Langston escaped and is considered dangerous – but not known to be armed.

He is 5’9″, 170 pounds, has blue eyes and very short brown hair (it looks like he was recently bald in his booking photo).

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Langston was ordered held on a $500,000 bond for suspicion of first-degree battery after he attacked a Lawrence County deputy on Highway 361 near Black Rock on October 8. The deputy was injured and taken to a Jonesboro hospital for treatment. Langston was apprehended by back-up and arrested.

Authorities have commented he has a lengthy criminal past that includes theft, assault, and drug charges.

If you see this man, contact police immediately and do not approach.

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