Two Booneville residents have been charged with escape in the third degree after they ran from a Logan County Deputy Sheriff after appearing Wednesday in 15th Judicial District Circuit Court in Paris.
Charged are Allen Wayne Roberts 20, and Tammy Irene Roberts, 43. They appeared in court for a bond hearing. They are also charged with breaking and entering, theft of property, criminal trespass and criminal mischief.
After the bond hearing concluded, the two were escorted by a Deputy Sheriff out of the courthouse to a vehicle for transport back to the Logan County Jail in Paris, according to incident reports.
While loading the county inmates into a Deputy’s patrol car, the pair "took off running."
The Deputy Sheriff ordered both to stop but they continuing running west. The Deputy then issued a call for assistance and Paris Police Department officers and Sheriff’s Deputies responded, according to the incident report.
A short time later, Allen Roberts was recaptured in a ditch southwest of the courthouse. Tammy Roberts was captured later that day, still inside the Paris city limits, according to reports.
Woman charged with assault
A 39-year-old Paris woman has been charged with assaulting a law enforcement officer after she became combative following her arrest on driving while intoxicated charges.
The woman, Jennifer Kennedy, of Paris, was arrested by an Arkansas State Trooper for DWI on July 6 in Booneville, according to incident report. The reports state that Kennedy became combative with the trooper, who requested assistance from the Logan County Sheriffs Department. Kennedy was transported to the Booneville Police Department and eventually to the Logan County Sheriffs Department in Paris. Incident reports claim she was combative at both locations.
While being booked into the Logan County Jail, Kennedy refused to comply with officer instructions, allegedly bit a jailer and fought with a jailer and deputies before deputies used a taser on her.
Once placed in a cell, Kennedy kicked the door, removed her jail clothes and refused to comply with orders, the incident report states.