Johnson County
Sheriff's Office
Clarksville, Arkansas
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Parole Absconder Leads Officers On Foot Chase; Captured Later

A Johnson County Parole Absconder was arrested by units of the Sheriff's Office and Clarksville P.D. on October 5 at a local motel after leading officers on a foot pursuit the night of October 4. Deputy Lance Clubb, who was off-duty was at Wal-Mart and noticed Israel Nobles, 38, of Clarksville in the store. Nobles was listed as a parole absconder and was being sought for probation/parole personnel. Deputy Clubb approached Nobles who pushed a cart into Clubb and fled the store on foot. Clubb chased Nobles across the parking lot and noticed Nobles throw items to the ground. Clubb stopped and retreived the items. Nobles crossed the parking lot, crossed Interstate 40 and was able to elude responding officers. Finnagus Sage, a local tracking dog available to law enforcement was brought to the scene where he tracked Nobles to a specific room at the motel. Nobles was located in the early morning hours inside the room and taken into custody. The items dropped in the parking lot and retreived by Deputy Clubb field tested for cocaine and methamphetamine in separate baggies. In addition to being a parole absconder Nobles is charged with Fleeing and Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver. Nobles appeared before Circuit Judge Dennis Sutterfield on Wednesday, October 6 where his bond was set at $40,000.00 cash/commercial.