Update: Escaped Malvern Inmate Captured by AR Community Correction

Update (December, 7): 

HOT SPRING COUNTY - Officials report that Aaron Singleton, an escaped inmate from Hot Spring County, was captured in Malvern.

Singleton was captured by the Arkansas Community Correction Special Response Team at 825 Sulphur Springs Road, apartment 25 at approximately 5:30 p.m. Thursday. 

Singleton, 27, escaped Hot Spring County jail Sunday after overpowering a jailer.

Officials say Singleton was booked into the Hot Spring County jail Saturday on battery and false imprisonment charges. 

Authorities say Singleton was wanted for severely beating a man.

We will keep you updated as more information becomes available. 

Update (December 6): HOT SPRING, COUNTY. - Hot Spring County Sheriff's Office is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest of escapee Aaron Singleton. 

Sheriff Mike Cash says that 27-year-old Aaron Singleton overpowered a jailer, ditched his orange jumpsuit and shoes, then took off on Sunday.  

Officials say that Singleton severely beat a man who is now fighting for his life. 

Please contact the Sheriffs office at 501-332-3671 or Fugitive Investigators at 501-520-9208. Anonymous tips can be emailed to info@hotspringcountysheriff.com. 

Original story: 

HOT SPRING COUNTY, Ark.-- Hot Spring County law enforcement spent day 2 of non-stop searching for an escaped inmate. 

Sheriff Mike Cash told us Sunday that 27-year-old Aaron Singleton overpowered a jailer, ditched his orange jumpsuit and shoes, then took off. 

We reported Singleton was booked into the Hot Spring County jail Saturday on battery and false imprisonment charges. 

Sources told our reporter Price McKeon that Singleton severely beat a man who is now fighting for his life. 

We caught up with the Arkansas Community Corrections Fugitive Task Force on their second night of non-stop searching for the parolee who broke out of the Hot Spring County jail Sunday morning. 

We found neighbors who live in the area of where we learned the alleged beating that put Singleton back in jail went down still clearly shaken up. 

She did not want to use her name or show her face fearing for her life. 

One woman said, "My pit is inside. I have pits out back by the doors. I have couches that go by the doors. Other people in the neighborhood are putting their couches by their doors as well."

We found out Singleton was paroled in just last month (November). 

"Our biggest fear in the neighborhood is nobody knows what going to happen or where he's going to pop up or what he's going to do," the unnamed woman told us. 

The sheriff said the escaped inmate is known to be violent towards police and should be considered dangerous. 

Law enforcement officials told me they are following up leads in the Malvern area and outside the city. 

Anyone with any information about where Aaron Singleton may be or if you believe you may have seen him is asked to call 9-1-1 or your local law enforcement agency. 


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